Confessions of Saudi authorities to killing of Khashoggi to maintain their position
Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported on the Saudi government's confession of murdering the Saudi Arabian critic Jamal Khashoggi and West's response to Riyadh's claims about the incident, adding that Riyadh was seeking to maintain the status of Crown Prince and its officials.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi, a London newspaper, wrote Monday in a report that the Saudi government, after admitting the 17-day rejection of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the country's consulate in Turkey, claimed that he had been killed by Al Saud's 15-member security team in a clash.
The first confession was welcomed by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and followed the official acclaim of the 10 Arab countries, but at the same time led to opposition from officials from several countries such as Britain, France, Germany and other US officials, where Trump was forced to refer to the lies in Saudi Arabia's version of the murder case.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi continued, In addition to the Khashoggi issue, he was questioning the authority of high-ranking Saudi officials, Riyadh was expected to accept a more than two-week narrative denial because in the new Saudi scenario, the presence of Dr Salah bin Mohhamad al Tatbiqi is not justifiable among the group of 15.'
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has not a record in confession of its crimes, and it seems that Riyadh, with this confession, has tried to rid itself of media pressures, sanctions of international economic circles, and perhaps the lack of acceptance, but the more important goal was to remove the charge from Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of this country.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA