Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is King of Saudi Arabia and prince mohammed bin Salman have received the family of killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi and expressed their condolences.
The royals received the journalist’s son, Salah, and his brother, Sahel, at the Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Tues. a friend of the Khashoggi family told The Associated Press that salah has been beneath a travel ban since last year. The individual spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing revenge.
After over than 2 weeks of vehemently denying Jamal Khashoggi was dead, the Saudi government on October. twenty said he was killed in a very fight within the diplomatic building and said the murder wasn’t state-sanctioned.
Jamal Khashoggi was a United States resident and had lived in voluntary exile in Virginia since 2017, shortly once the powerful prince mohammed was appointed heir to the throne.
Crown Prince mohammed has return beneath mounting pressure, with critics suspecting he ordered the high-profile operation or a minimum of knew concerning it. Saudi authorities say they need arrested eighteen suspects and discharged senior officers.
Meanwhile, prince mohammed, who is suspected of playing a job in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, received a standing ovation as he created an unpredicted look at a world investment conference in Riyadh on October. 23.
His presence came as american business executives attending the conference tried to stay a low profile and Saudi business leaders tried to distance themselves from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Still, quite 3,000 individuals were attending the conference and, within the opening hours, the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton buzzed as executives glided across the marble floors, sipping kiwi juice, exchanging business cards and discussing potential deals.
The Crown prince left the conference while not giving a speech.