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Political resonance. What is written about the murder of Jamal Hashoggi

In short, nothing good


Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsay Graham

“To say that I am skeptical about the new Saudi tale about Mr. Hasoggi is an understatement.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

“The United States recognizes the statement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that their investigation into the fate of Jamal Khashoggi continues and that it has taken action against the suspects who have been identified so far. We will continue to closely monitor the progress of international investigations into this tragic incident and advocate timely, transparent and proper justice. We regretted the confirmation of the death of Mr. Khasoggi and express our deepest condolences to his family, bride and friends. ”

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Powers

They do not understand. The transition from impudent lies (#Khashoggi left the consulate) to a fake condemnation (“vile operation”) allegations that investigating the fox about what she did to the chicken will be credible … will not convince anyone

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 can not disagree (statement by Mike Kofman). We must also immediately stop all military sales, assistance and cooperation. For these actions Saudi Arabia should be a serious price. “

Senator Republican of Tennessee, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Bob Corker

“The story told by the Saudis about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi continues to change with each passing day, so you should not assume that their last story will remain afloat.”


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 )

Official statement of the government of Spain


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

Angela Merkel
German Chancellor

Great Britain

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.

Official Statement of the British Foreign Office

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

Emily Thornberry
Shadow Foreign Minister

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.

Barry gardiner
Shadow Minister for International Trade


We call for a thorough investigation, so that all relevant facts are clear as soon as possible.

Mark Rutte
prime minister of the netherlands


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.

Lars Löcke Rasmussen
prime minister of Denmark


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

Mariz payne
Australian Foreign Minister

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.

official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt

The UAE expresses its support for the King of Saudi Arabia and appreciates his directives and decisions on the current situation with Khashoggi.

UAE state news agency WAM.

Political and human rights organizations

Founder of the Arabia Foundation, Ali Shihabi

“It’s important: according to a high-ranking Saudi source, Jamal Hashoggi died from suffocation during a physical fight, not from a fist fight that was misunderstood by foreign media.”

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 )

Samah Hadid
Director of the Middle East Human Rights Group, Amnesty International

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.

Turan Kislakchi
Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association
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