Saudi King, Crown Prince receive Khashoggi family members

Reuters , Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia's King Salman meets Khashoggi family members (Photo courtesy SPA)

Saudi king Salman Ibn Abdel-Aziz received family members of killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The family members included his son, Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi.

The meeting was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SPA said.

King Salman and Prince Mohammed had called Khashoggi's family on Sunday to express their condolences for his death.

Saudi Arabia said it has detained 18 Saudi nationals and dismissed six senior government officials as a result of its investigation into the killing of khashoggi in early October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Kingdom's cabinet said after a meeting chaired by King Salman that Saudi Arabia will hold to account those responsible of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and those who failed in their duties, whoever they are.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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