Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets with Japan’s minister of economy, trade, industry and energy

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman with Japan’s minister of economy, trade, industry and energy. (SPA)
Updated 14 January 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets with Japan’s minister of economy, trade, industry and energy

Al-YAMAMA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, Industry and Energy Hiroshige Seko in Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the meeting, they discussed the areas of effective partnership between the two countries to achieve the Saudi-Japanese vision 2030.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qassabi, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al-Falih, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Nizar Bin Obaid Madani and Adviser to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Yasser bin Othman Al-Rumayan, Assistant Special Secretary of the King, Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem, and Japan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Tsukasa Imura.


Saudi official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

Updated 42 min 17 sec ago
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Saudi official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

  • Saudi official told Reuters that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team
  • The confusion of the negotiation team led them to cover up on the incident, the official told Reuters

DUBAI: The instructions of the head of the Khashoggi mission were based on a previous directive to negotiate the return of members of opposition, a Saudi official told Reuters in a report published on Sunday.

The source said that the primary reports on the mission were not accurate so they had to investigate further, and that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team.

The previous negotiation directive did not require the person in charge to obtain approvals from leadership, the official added.

According to the Saudi official’s reports to Reuters, primary findings showed that the death was a result of choking during at attempt to stop Khashoggi from raising his voice.

The negotiation team disobeyed orders, abused their authority and used violence, and there are 18 suspects in the Khashoggi case and they are currently detained pending an investigation, according to the official.

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