Saudi crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud promised that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would face justice. Mohammed bin Salman, has broken a three-week public silence over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, describing the journalist’s murder as a “heinous crime that cannot be justified”.
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud said at a major investment conference in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia and Turkey will work together to “deliver on” a joint investigation into the murder.
“The incident that happened is very painful, for all Saudis … The incident is not justifiable”, said Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud. “They will not be able to divide us as long as there is a king called King Salman bin Abdulaziz and a crown prince named Mohammed bin Salman, and a president in Turkey named Erdogan”. He described the co-operation between Riyadh and Ankara as “special” despite the fierce criticism of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his accomplices.
But in a sign that the Saudis’ attempts to address the issue had failed to convince its western allies.
Earlier, the US President Donald Trump told that the Crown Prince bears the ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to the killing of the Saudi journalist.
Donald Trump said that he wants to believe Prince Mohammad Bin Salman that lower-level officials are responsible for the murder. He pointed out, however, that responsibility lies in the hands of a man at a higher level: “Well, the prince moves things at this stage. He moves things, so if someone is to be blamed, that should be him”.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on Wednesday, and both discussed the steps needed to highlight all aspects of Khashoggi’s murder.
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman also said his “war” was to restore the old glory of the Middle East. These words of the prince sparked the voices of the attendants and made them stand upright. He said the Middle East is the new Europe and expressed hope that the region’s economic transformation will happen while he is alive.