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Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has praised the country’s judiciary, as foreign pressure over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to grow.

In his first public remarks since Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul last month, the king said his country would “never deviate” from serving justice.

However he did not directly refer to the case, in his annual address to the consultative Shura Council.

Saudi Arabia has denied claims that its crown prince was involved in the death.

The Riyadh government says Khashoggi was killed as the result of a rogue operation led by an intelligence officer.

The Washington Post columnist, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a marriage document on 2 October.

The CIA has reportedly concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was behind the killing, but US President Donald Trump is yet to endorse that assessment. Read more

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Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder