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Saudi Press Agency

Official at Saudi consulate in Istanbul dismesses report that Saudi citizen Jamal Kashoggi was killed in consulate in Istanbul

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1440/1/27 - 2018/10/07

Istanbul, Muharram 27, 1440, October 07, 2018, SPA -- An official at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul dismessed the report by Reuters, which cited Turkish officials, that Saudi citizen Jamal Kashoggi was killed in the Consulate in Istanbul. The official strongly denounced these baseless allegations, and expressed his doubt that they came from Turkish officials that are informed of the investigation or are authorized to comment on the issue.

The source also stated that a security delegation of Saudi investigators arrived in Istanbul Saturday based upon a request by the Saudi government, and the acceptance of the Turkish authorities. The source noted the Kingdom's appreciation for the brotherly Turkish government's acceptance of the request. The delegation is there to assist in the investigations regarding the disappearance of the Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi.

The source stressed that the Kingdom holds the safety and wellbeing of its citizens wherever they are, and that relevant authorities in the Kingdom are diligently following up on this matter to uncover the complete facts.

03:07 LOCAL TIME 00:07 GMT

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