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Saudi Arabia rejects resolution on Khashoggi murder, warns against external interference

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SAUDI Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rebuked a resolution passed by the United States Senate condemning Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects the position expressed recently by the United States Senate, which was based upon unsubstantiated claims and allegations, and contained blatant interferences in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the Kingdom’s regional and international role,” the Saudi ministry said in a statement, posted on Twitter Sunday evening.

“The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership,” the statement said.

CNN reports that the resolution passed by the US Senate last week concluded that “Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi”.

Khashoggi, a US resident, and Washington Post columnist was murdered and dismembered in Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. He was an outspoken critic of the Saudi government.

The CIA concluded that the Saudi Crown Prince personally ordered Khashoggi’s murder. Saudi government, however, denied that the Crown Prince was involved in the murder.

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