United Nation Evaluating Jamal Khashoggi Evidence
United Nations: The United Nations, evaluating information on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Tuesday that it has asked Turkey and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in order “to get to the bottom of what happened”.
The world organization stands by statements made over the weekend including Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for “a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Khashoggi’s death and full accountability for those responsible,” Farhan Haq, deputy UN spokesman, told a regular briefing, Xinhua reported.
“We are evaluating information as it comes up,” Haq said in response to questions about why the United Nations has not started an official investigation. “For a UN investigation to be successful we would need cooperation from the various parties who would be involved and normally we expect to have some form of mandate from a block of member states and we’ll have to see if that can be achieved,” he said. (IANS)