Saudi Arabia’s statement on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in full

After 18 days, Saudi Arabia admits to killing Saudi journalist at the country’s Istanbul consulate.

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia''s consulate in Istanbul
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate, Saudi prosecutors admit [Osman Orsal/Reuters]

Below is the full statement by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecutor stated the following:

“Preliminary investigations carried out by the Public Prosecution into the disappearance case of the citizen Jamal bin Ahmad Khashoggi revealed that the discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen /Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death.

“The Public Prosecutor confirms that its investigations into this case are continuing with the (18) individuals who are all Saudi nationals in preparation for reaching all the facts and declaring them and to hold all those involved in this case accountable and bringing them to justice.”

Al Jazeera has the latest updates on Khashoggi’s case here as well as a round-up of the first international reaction related to the confirmation of the Saudi journalist’s killing.

Source: Al Jazeera