Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Tuesday that the killing of a critic like Jamal Khashoggi is something that must “never happen again”, as he pledged a “full investigation” into the journalist’s death.
Saudi Arabia’s leadership will “see to it that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed and those responsible will be held to account”, al-Jubeir told reporters after meeting with his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta.
“And that mechanism and procedures are put in place to ensure that something like this can never happen again.”
His comments, following a bilateral meeting in the Indonesian capital, come after al-Jubeir appeared on Fox News Sunday to blame a “rogue operation” by individuals who “exceeded their responsibilities” and then “tried to cover up for it”.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Tuesday that Jakarta was “deeply concerned” about Khashoggi’s killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month, which Ankara has said was “savagely planned”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected later Tuesday to reveal what he has said is the “naked truth” about the murder.