Saudi Arabia

Saudi rejects US report on Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected the findings of a US Congress report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said “the government completely rejects the negative, false and unacceptable assessment in the US report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership, and notes that the report contained inaccurate information and conclusions”.

“The Kingdom rejects any measure that infringes upon its leadership, sovereignty, and the independence of its judicial system.”

The Ministry said that this was a violation of the Kingdom’s laws and values. The concerned individuals were convicted and sentenced by the courts in the Kingdom.

The ministry reiterated that the relationship between the Kingdom and the US is “a robust and enduring partnership.”

It added that this partnership has thrived for nearly eight decades on the basis of mutual respect.

“We look forward to maintaining the enduring foundations that have shaped the framework of the resilient strategic partnership between the Kingdom and the United States.” the ministry added.


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