In short, nothing good
Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsay Graham
To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr. Khashoggi is an understatement. https://t.co/am4fraUL6H
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 19, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
Statement on Saudi Arabia Investigation: pic.twitter.com/DjBdwZAGAi
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 19, 2018
Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Powers
They don’t get it. Shifting from bald-face lies (“#Khashoggi left consulate”) to faux condemnation (of a “rogue operation”) to claiming the fox will credibly investigate what he did to the hen…will convince nobody. https://t.co/M4aWC1X3FY
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) October 19, 2018
US President Donald Trump
“I think this is a good first step, this is a big step. This is a lot of people and I think this is a great first step. Saudi Arabia was a great ally. What happened is unacceptable. I’ll work with Congress on the next steps, but I would prefer that we don’t use $ 110 billion in cancellation of work, which means 600,000 jobs, we need as a counterweight to Iran. ”
Senator Republican from Kentucky Randy Paul
I could not agree more. We should also halt all military sales, aid and cooperation immediately. There must be a severe price for these actions by Saudi Arabia. https://t.co/ebi9dqYND8
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 20, 2018
Senator Republican of Tennessee, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Bob Corker
The story the Saudis have told about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance continues to change with each passing day, so we should not assume their latest story holds water.
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) October 20, 2018
The Government of Spain is alarmed by the early reports of the Saudi prosecutor about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Hachoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and is expressing his most sincere condolences to his family. We support the call for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation to bring to justice those responsible for this incident, which caused an international response (quoted by Reuters )
We accept the explanations of Saudi Arabia about the death of a journalist and criticism of the actions of the government of Jamal Khashoggi, since European leaders insisted that the kingdom recognize his death. The horrendous events related to the murder of a journalist are a warning that democratic freedoms are being attacked all over the world, quote Bloomberg
We convey our condolences to the family of Jamal Hashoggi after confirming his death. We are studying the report of Saudi Arabia and our possible next steps. It was a terrible act, and those responsible must be held accountable.
We have repeatedly heard the same excuses from Saudi Arabia for Yemen, and now for Khashoggi: when shameful atrocities are committed, they call them unintentional mistakes, and the world does not do anything, quote Independent
We must watch our relations with Saudi Arabia very carefully. What we are going to do now, and I think the government should do it, is to suspend all arms sales to the kingdom. We have a thriving defense industry, and, of course, this is a blow to this industry. There are many jobs in the UK related to the defense industry, but this will show who we are as a country.
We call for a thorough investigation, so that all relevant facts are clear as soon as possible.
The fact that the Saudis last night confirmed the information about the death, after they had previously insisted that he leave the consulate alive, shows that we were not told the full truth, and we must insist that we could recognize it. We urge the UN to take control of the investigation into his murder.
There will be no official representation of Australia in the future investment initiative of Riyadh known as “Davos in the desert” in light of Saudi Arabia’s recognition of the death of journalist Jamal Hashoggi. Australia condemns the murder of a famous Saudi journalist and expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends, quote CNN
Allies of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and Africa
Egypt sees that the courageous and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi king on this issue are consistent with the approach of his majesty, which respects the principles of law and the application of effective justice.
The UAE expresses its support for the King of Saudi Arabia and appreciates his directives and decisions on the current situation with Khashoggi.
Political and human rights organizations
Founder of the Arabia Foundation, Ali Shihabi
IMPORTANT: I understand from a senior Saudi source that Jamal Khashoggi died from a chokehold during a physical altercation, not a fist fight which was mistranslated by foreign media.
— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) October 19, 2018
The results of the investigation of the Saudi authorities, claiming that Khashoggi died as a result of a fist fight inside the consulate, are not credible and mark a terrible new minimum in the history of Saudi Arabia on human rights. ( Reuters quote )
Генеральный секретарь ООН Антониу Гутерриш выразил глубокую обеспокоенность в связи с подтверждением смерти саудовского журналиста Джамаля Хашкаджи и призвал к немедленному, тщательному и транспарентному расследованию его гибели и наказанию виновных https://t.co/GCvV9jsP49
— ООН (@UnitedNationsRU) October 20, 2018
This question is not closed yet. This is just the beginning. Today we call the whole world to solve this problem. We want justice for Jamal. We want the killers of Jamal to be punished. However, we want punishment not only for 18 people, but also for those who gave orders.