Saudi Arabia to hold to account those involved in Khashoggi killing: Cabinet

Reuters Dubai - United Arab Emirates Oct 23, 2018, 06.20 PM(IST)

File Photo: A demonstrator holds a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Khashoggi went missing on October 2 when he entered the consulate in Istanbul. After weeks of denying knowledge of his fate, Saudi officials said the prominent journalist was killed in a 'rogue operation.'

Saudi Arabia will hold to account those responsible of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and those who failed in their duties, whoever they are, the Saudi cabinet said after a meeting chaired by King Salman on Tuesday.

Khashoggi went missing on October 2 when he entered the consulate in Istanbul. After weeks of denying knowledge of his fate, Saudi officials said the prominent journalist was killed in a "rogue operation".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded to know, in a speech to ruling party lawmakers in Istanbul, who gave the order to kill Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Erdogan also demanded to know where Khashoggi's corpse is.