Saudi explanation of journalist, Khashoggi’s death not credible – British minister

Saudi explanation of journalist, Khashoggi’s death not credible – British minister

Saudi explanation of journalist, Khashoggi’s death not credible – British minister

Written by Reuters

21 Oct, 2018 | 5:14 pm

Reuters – Saudi Arabia’s explanation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul is not credible, Britain’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday (October 21).

After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, 59, for two weeks, Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning said he had died in a fistfight at the consulate. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold.

Asked during an interview on BBC TV if he believed the explanation, Raab said: “No, I don’t think it is credible … We support the Turkish investigation into it and the British government will want to see people held to account for that death.”

Raab said Britain needed to know the facts of what happened before it could make a sensible and sober judgment call on what to do next.

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