Oct 23, 2018, 11:01 AM
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UN Chief call for transparent probe into Saudi journalist's death

New York, Oct 23, IRNA – The UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a transparent probe into death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General said.

Farhan Hagh made the remarks in a press conference elaborating on UN Chief's stance as regard Khashoggi's murder.

Guterres urged perpetrators to be responsive to this accident, he said.

The 59-year-old Saudi investigative journalist, who had left the country since Bin Salman was named Crown Prince and moved to the US, vanished on October second after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage.

After 18 days of silence and rejecting claims that Khashoggi was killed, the Saudi government finally bowed down to international pressure and admitted the prominent journalist was killed inside Istanbul consulate.

Following the confession, the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz removed, in separate orders, some top officials including Saud al-Qahtani, royal court advisor who is a close aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Ahmed al-Asiri, Saudi Arabia's deputy intelligence chief who was formerly the Saudi-led coalition spokesman, Major General Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Shaya, Assistant Chief of General Intelligence for Human Resources and General Rashad Bin Hamed Al Mohammadi, the Director of the General Directorate of Security and Protection at the General Intelligence.


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