(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE SAUDI NEWS AGENCY ASHARQ AL-AWSAT)
Saudi Crown Prince: Khashoggi’s Killers Will Be Brought to Justice
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, described on Wednesday the murder of a citizen Jamal Khashoggi as “ugly and painful” to Saudis and the world.
“We are working with Turkey to uncover the truth and complete the investigations. We will bring the criminals to justice,” he told the Future Investment Initiative forum that is being held in Riyadh.
Some sides are exploiting the Khashoggi case to drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, he continued.
“I want to send them a message that they cannot do this as long as King Salman is here, and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Saudi Arabia and the head of Turkey, whose name is (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan … this division won’t happen.”
On the economy, Prince Mohammed said: “Numbers will speak about the improvement of the Saudi economy.”
“We will continue to develop our country and no one will stop us,” he vowed.
“I believe the new Europe will be the Middle East and the region will be different in five years’ time,” he stated.