October 09, 2018
A security officer looks through a partially open door of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. – Reuters
WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid Bin Salman has responded to what he termed as “grim and malicious” rumors over the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a statement released on Tuesday evening, Prince Khalid said: “I would normally prefer not to address such outrageous claims, especially when it concerns the wellbeing of a missing citizen who dedicated a great portion of his life to serve his country.”
He continued, saying that he felt the need to address the “various malicious leaks and grim rumors flying around about Jamal’s whereabouts and fate.”
Prince Khalid said: “Jamal has many friends in the Kingdom, including myself, and despite our differences, and his choice to go into his so called “self-exile,” we still maintained regular contact when he was in Washington.” – Saudi Gazette