Germany not to sell arms to Saudi Arabia because of death of journalist Khashoggi

Source : 112 Ukraine

Maas has promised that the G7 countries will join the investigation of the death
21:27, 21 October 2018

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Germany would not supply weapons to Saudi Arabia during the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports Tagesschau.

"There is no reason for a positive decision on the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia. First of all, the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Khashoggi must be completed," said Maas.

He also canceled his trip to Riyadh.

October 20, 18 days after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Turkey, authorities of Saudi Arabia acknowledged the death of a journalist as a result of a fight, accusing several people close to Prince Mohammed bin Salman of killing Jamal. 18 citizens of the kingdom were detained on suspicion of involvement in a crime, adviser to the Supreme Judge Saud al-Qahtani and deputy head of intelligence Ahmed Asiri were dismissed.

We recall that the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. The journalist who wrote a lot of critical articles about the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, wanted to fill the documents necessary for marriage. The bride of 59-year-old Khasoggi lives in Turkey.

Mass media referring to Turkish intelligence said that the journalist was killed by the Saudi secret services before the interrogation. Official Riyadh, to the last, stated that Khashoggi had freely left the consulate, however, later the authorities of the kingdom were forced to launch an investigation.

The Turkish police are also looking for the body of the journalist. According to some reports, the corpse of Khashoggi could be dissolved in acid.

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