Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe

Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe
Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe

JEDDAH (Rahnuma): Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet on Tuesday welcomed Turkey’s acceptance of the Kingdom’s request to form a joint team of specialists from both countries to investigate the circumstances behind the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

At a session chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Cabinet thanked all countries, organizations, parliaments, authorities and people who prefer the search for truth rather than jumping to conclusions, spreading rumors and making accusations.

“The Kingdom’s commitment to the UN Charter and the principles of international legitimacy are the cornerstones of its foreign policy,” the Cabinet said.

The ministers reiterated the Kingdom’s support for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.

The Cabinet also condemned attacks targeting election rallies in the Afghan provinces of Takhar and Lashkargah, a school in the Kenyan city of Mandera, and a restaurant and hotel in the Somali town of Baidoa.

It expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, and to the governments of Kenya, Somalia and Afghanistan.

The Cabinet wished the injured a speedy recovery, and reiterated the Kingdom’s firm stand against terrorism in all its forms.

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