Saudi foreign minister pledges 'comprehensive investigation' of Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the kingdom was committed to a "comprehensive investigation" of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the kingdom was committed to a "comprehensive investigation" of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday (Oct 23) the kingdom was committed to a"comprehensive investigation" of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Saudi Arabia had sent a team to Turkey and all those responsible for the journalist's death would be detained, the minister told a news conference in Indonesia.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi government, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 to obtain documents for his marriage.

Saudi Arabia initially denied knowledge of his fate before saying he had been killed in a fight in the consulate, an explanation that drew scepticism from several Western governments.