Prince Saud Al-Faisal laid to rest

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Updated 13 July 2015

Prince Saud Al-Faisal laid to rest

RIYADH: As Prince Saud Al-Faisal was laid to rest in Makkah on Saturday, the profound diplomatic impact of his actions on Saudi foreign policy was recalled.
Secretary-General of King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) Faisal Al-Muammar said Prince Saud's far-sighted vision characterized Saudi Arabia’s diplomacy under extremely complex circumstances.
Al-Muammar expressed this view while conveying his condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Saudi people on the death of Prince Saud in Los Angeles on Thursday.
He said such policy has maintained Saudi Arabia’s values and principles which established its position in the world by promoting cooperation, fraternal values, effective coexistence and peace building.
It fights against terrorism and extremism. Saudi Arabia has been associated with a global presence closely rooted in his ideas, his personality and professionalism.
Saudi Arabia and the Arab and Islamic worlds have lost a great political figure, he said.
Al-Muammar said: “It was due to his wisdom that his strategic vision of events and variables at different stages of his leadership of Saudi foreign policy that had significant impact on the success of many initiatives led by the Kingdom in his 40 years of service.
“His record has been full of national achievements in global politics and gave the Kingdom a privileged position in the field of international relationships built on respect and appreciation.”

‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

Updated 21 October 2018

‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

  • Al-Jubeir said "conflicting reports" about whether Khashoggi had left consulate in Istanbul prompted probe
  • Said Kingdom was working on finding out location of the body and determining full details

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Sunday that King Salman is determined to hold to account those responsible in the case regarding the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The individuals did this out of the scope of their authority,” Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baierhe during an exclusive interview, adding that none of those involved in Khashoggi’s death had close ties to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“There were not people closely tied to him. This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” he said.

He added that conflicting reports about whether Khashoggi had left the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul prompted a probe into his disappearance, and that Saudi Arabia will continue to put out information on the case "as it becomes available."

The Saudi foreign minister offered his condolences to the family of Khashoggi and said the death was a "tremendous mistake."

Al-Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was working on finding out the location of Khashoggi’s body and determining the full details into what happened.

He told the news program that Saudi-US ties would "weather" the Khashoggi case.