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Spain ‘dismayed’ by Saudi reports on Khashoggi case

Security members are seen near police barricades in front of the Saudi consulate as the waiting continues on the disappearance of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 October 2018 [Şebnem Coşkun/Anadolu Agency]
Security members are seen near police barricades in front of the Saudi consulate as the waiting continues on the disappearance of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 October 2018 [Şebnem Coşkun/Anadolu Agency]

Spain’s government said on Saturday it was “dismayed” by information from Riyadh about the death of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Spain said in a statement:

The Spanish government is dismayed by early reports from the Saudi prosecutor about the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and offers its most sincere condolences to his family

It also echoed a call from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a thorough and transparent investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the incident, which has caused an international outcry.

Read: ‘The King ordered Khashoggi’s death and Mohammed bin Salman carried it out’

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