Oct 19, 2018
- Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death of missing Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in an announcement on Saudi State TV.
In the news bulletin on State TV, it was announced the Saudis have set up a commission that will investigate Khashoggi’s death and will have one month to release a report. The commission will consist of national security officials, the foreign ministry and the interior ministry.
Discussions between Khashoggi and those who met him during his arrival at the consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and physical altercation, which led to his death, according to State TV.
The Saudi Press Agency said 18 Saudi nationals have now been detained in the investigation.
A royal order has also been issued to release Major General Ahmed al-Assiri from his duty as the deputy of the intelligence services, according to the announcement.
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