Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said he was surprised by the demands of the Turkish government to extradite Saudi suspects in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In response to a related question, Al- Jubair added that the Turkish government has not shown any cooperation or credibility with regard to possible evidence to be used in the course of the investigation of the case.
Al-Jubeir confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown its keenness to achieve justice in this regard by sending a Saudi delegation to coordinate and cooperate with the Turkish government in order to reach the truth. However, the Turkish government had not provided accurate and honest information to the extent that it is keen to leak uncertain information to the media. The Kingdom was looking into the investigation through the local judiciary, which was transparent and clear in the results of the declared investigation and its commitment to disclose any new issue related to the issue, which has been committed to the Kingdom from the beginning and still at this commitment.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir rejected the Turkish claims that Saudi defendants were being tried in the case to try them there, especially since the Turkish authorities reject this, in addition to their lack of seriousness in this case.
The French Foreign Ministry announced that it is consulting with its European partners on possible punishment against Saudi Arabia and those involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last month in Istanbul, Turkey, during the completion of some papers in his consulate.
Where Saudi Arabia admitted that some of the 21 members of the Saudi intelligence planned ,killed, slaughtered and hided Khashoggi's body and lying on the authorities in what they committed ... The Kingdom has made extensive efforts to contain the crisis and investigate with the Turkish side to show the truth.
Foreign affairs spokeswoman Anniece van Maure said in a statement on Wednesday:
"We have learned of recent US statements on the Khashoggi issue," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian said .
" our position on more than one occasion, as mentioned in our consultations with our European partners on specific punishment that could be taken against individuals responsible for Khashoggi's murder". According to Russian news agency Sputnik
"The identity of those responsible for Khashoggi's death must be clearly identified and punished in a real trial," the spokeswoman said.
"The United States will continue to be a firm partner for Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region," US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Saudi Public Prosecutor's Office announced last Thursday that it had charged 11 people arrested in the killing of Khashoggi, 21, and filed a criminal case against them, with the demand to execute and ordered the crime of 5 of them, and the imposition of legitimate penalties to the rest.
Reported by / Abeer Almadawy
Though all the criticism that posed to the U.S. President Donald Trump for his situation with Saudi Arabia because of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ,Trump declared today in an interview his defense for Saudi Arabia as an important ally in the Middle East despite the “very vicious” murder of Khashoggi.
In an aired interview ,Trump was asked about the case of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and if US will take a decision of punishment against Saudi Arabia for committing this brutal crime as well he was asked about crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman if he was indulging in this crime and if he who ordered to kill Khashoggi?
president Trump replied that Saudi Arabia is an important Ally in the Middle East while the crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman had no knowledge about the killing.
Adding ; Well, will anybody really know?” US president Donald Trump said
Also the US president was asked whether he listened to the audio recording of the murder or not ?
Trump said During the Fox News interview, that Turkey has given the U.S. government the tape but he doesn't want to listen to It because of it’s a suffering .
" it’s a terrible tape.” US president added
The interview was taped on Friday, hours before government sources said the CIA had briefed the Trump administration on the murder and its belief that MbS ordered it.
Trump said on Saturday that the CIA assessment was “very premature” and in the interview that aired on Sunday he said it may never be possible to know who ordered Khashoggi’s murder.
Trump faces intense pressure from senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers to take tougher action against Saudi Arabia. Some have said the United States should suspend arms sales to the kingdom and drop his support for MbS, but Trump has so far resisted that pressure.
The U.S. government on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their alleged role in the killing, but the sanctions did not target the Saudi government.