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Saudis killed journo lest mysteries revealed

Hadda Hazem, Director General of the Algerian newspaper Al-Fajr said Jamal Khashoggi served for a period as advisor to Turki bin al-Faisal, ex-Saudi intelligence chief, and it is more than likely that Riyadh killed him lest their mysteries were revealed.

In an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Hazem said Jamal Khashoggi certainly knew a lot of secrets about the Saudis including their involvement in the September 11 attacks and the Saudis who were worried their secrets might be revealed killed him in the most brutal way possible.

She went on to say this is not the first time the Saudis, in particular the crown prince, have ordered murdering dissidents and a couple of days ago, news released about killing two other critics of the ruling regime.

Commenting on why the Saudi did not kill Khashoggi in the United States, Hazem said because the Saudi officials could not easily hide the crime from the US public so they decided to pull him into Turkey.

With regard to responses to the crime, director General of the Algerian newspaper said the prime minister of the Zionist regime Benjamin Netanyahu has called for supporting Saudi rulers and the crown prince, while the US is haggling with the Saudis for more blackmail.

Hazem said Mohammed bin Salman who wants to be the king of Saudi Arabia by hook or by crook is dangerous not only for the Saudi people, but also for the whole region, but the US and the Zionist regime aim to keep him in office for their own benefit.

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi critic journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October second to collect paperwork for his forthcoming marriage, but never went back to his Turkish fiancee who was awaiting him in front of the consulate.

After 18 days of silence and rejecting claims that Khashoggi was killed, the Saudi government finally bowed down to international pressure and announced in a statement the journalist was killed in what it called 'a fist-fight'.

Documents released by the media, however, indicate 15 Saudi intelligence agents who were deployed by the crown prince to Istanbul were in charge of murdering him.

Although one month has passed since the brutal murder, some questions regarding the issue remain unanswered and the whereabouts of his body is still unknown.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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