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WorldKhashoggi's killing 'terrible' but UN report is 'flawed,' says Saudi minister

20:30  20 june  2019
20:30  20 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "tremendous mistake" and part of a rogue operation, adding that his government would punish those responsible for his "murder.".

Saudi Arabia dismissed the report . The minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, tweeted The UN report ’s findings will heap pressure on the kingdom, particularly Crown Prince Mohammed The report adds: “Mr Khashoggi ’ s execution is emblematic of a global pattern of targeted killing of

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was "gruesome" but a United Nations report into the journalist's killing is "flawed," Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said Thursday.

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, al-Jubeir denied that Riyadh should accept responsibility for Khashoggi's murder, and said he disagreed with the findings of a UN rapporteur who laid the blame on the government.

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The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was a crime perpetrated at the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian power structure and requires further investigation of ranking Saudi officials Saudi Arabia' s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, rejected the content of the U . N . report as "nothing new."

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"This is a gruesome murder that took place without authorization, for which the people who perpetrated (it) are being punished now," al-Jubeir said.

In a much-anticipated report published Wednesday, UN investigator Agnes Callamard said that there was "sufficient credible evidence" that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bears responsibility for Khashoggi's killing, and that he should be investigated for it.

Callamard said that Saudi Arabia was responsible under international law for Khashoggi's "deliberate, premeditated execution," and that current sanctions on some senior officials do not go far enough.

"We disagree with her conclusions," al-Jubeir told CNN. "We don't believe she has a mandate, we believe that her report is flawed, we believe there are internal contradictions in the report, we believe it was based on media reporting and anonymous sources, we believe the description of the trials in Saudi Arabia, calling them secret, is not correct."

U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing

U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing Saudi Arabia is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate last year, and there is “credible evidence” justifying an investigation into the role of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, a United Nations expert said in a report released on Wednesday. The expert, Agnes Callamard, also said that the United Nations secretary general should establish an international criminal investigation to ensure accountability for the crime. “There is credible evidence warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the crown prince’s,” Ms.

Saudi Arabia' s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country' s Istanbul consulate was "an aberration" and Speaking in an interview with Fox News, the Saudi Foreign Minister said the incident was "a huge and grave mistake". "This is a terrible mistake.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi minister on Wednesday slammed as “unfounded” a UN expert report calling for those involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be held accountable. “It is not new. The [ UN ] report reiterates what has already been published and circulated in the media

According to the report -- which cites evidence from Turkish and other intelligence agencies -- after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, Khashoggi was injected with a sedative and then suffocated before he was killed and dismembered.

It quotes an audio recording from inside the consulate, in which Khashoggi is heard being told he will be taken to Saudi Arabia.

During the interview, al-Jubeir was read part of a transcript from an audio recording. Al-Jubeir responded by saying the incident should never have taken place.

"This should not have happened," al-Jubeir said.

He added that Saudi prosecutors should be the ones leading the investigation.

"They're in court, they're on trial and they will be punished. We have made this very clear," al-Jubeir said.

He said the procedures of the Saudi Arabian intelligence services had been reviewed so that "mechanisms are put in place to ensure this does not happen again."

Has 'the sacrificial lamb' arrived?: U.N. cites new recordings in Khashoggi murder

Has 'the sacrificial lamb' arrived?: U.N. cites new recordings in Khashoggi murder Moments before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered last October, two of his suspected murderers laying in wait at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate fretted about the task at hand, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday. Will it "be possible to put the trunk in a bag?" asked Maher Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer who worked for a senior advisor to Saudi crown prince, according to a report from the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. "No. Too heavy," responded Salah al-Tubaigy, a forensics doctor from the Interior Ministry who would dismember and dispose of the body.

The report said that a Saudi intelligence agent named Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb — who had been working Khashoggi — who was never mentioned by name in the audio — was visiting the consulate to On Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter that Turkey strongly

Jamal Khashoggi killing : what we know and what will happen next. It was reported that not all the evidence gathered by the Turks was handed to Saudi Arabia, but the Saudi leadership The Middle East minister , Alistair Burt, also rejected calls to end UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and denied the

Khashoggi's killing 'terrible' but UN report is 'flawed,' says Saudi minister© FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir addresses a news conference in the desert kingdom's capital Riyadh on November 15, 2018. - Jubeir rejected the Turkish demand for an international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Khashoggi's death -- along with the continued fallout from it -- has caused a diplomatic crisis for Riyadh, tarnishing Saudi Arabia's image on the international stage.

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