DUBAI: The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statement about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the official news agency WAM said.
The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.
The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.
Saudi Council of Senior Scholars
Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Jamal Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.
Saudi Arabia has admitted that Khashoggi, a prominent journalist, died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and dismissed five officials over the incident.
Egypt praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by King Salman in the investigation into the death of Khashoggi.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth.
Bahrain commended King Salman's decisions for justice, fairness and truth, saying that Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles.