Khalid Bin Salman exposes Post’s lies

‘I did not talk to Khashoggi; I did not suggest that he go to Turkey’


Saudi Gazette report

— Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid Bin Salman requested information from the US government to prove false claims by The Washington Post stating that he had a phone call with journalist Jamal Khashoggi before his death.

In a tweet on Friday, the ambassador reiterated what he had mentioned to the US newspaper about the last interaction he had with the late Saudi citizen, which was via text.

“As we told The Washington Post the last contact I had with Mr. Khashoggi was via text on Oct. 26, 2017. I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim,” tweeted Prince Khalid.

In a second tweet, Prince Khalid said, “Unfortunately The Washington Post did not print our full response. This is a serious accusation that should not be left to anonymous sources. Our full response was the following:

“The Ambassador met Jamal once in late September 2017 in person for a cordial discussion, and they communicated via text after the meeting, the last message sent by the Ambassador to him was on 26 of October 2017. At no time did Prince Khalid discuss anything related to going to Turkey with Jamal.

“Amb Prince Khalid bin Salman has never had any phone conversations with him. You are welcome to check the phone records and cell phone content to corroborate this — in which case, you would have to request it from Turkish authorities; as our Public Prosecutor have numerous times — to no avail.”

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash reiterated the support of United Arab Emirates for Saudi Arabia, confirming on Saturday that the Kingdom’s stability is essential for the UAE and the whole region.

In a tweet he said: “The new round of targeting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leadership will not succeed,” adding that Saudi Arabia’s stability is essential for the region and its future.