Global reaction to journo’s murder late yet severe: Iran FM

IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister said to Japanese media on Tuesday the international community’s response to the killing of prominent Saudi journalist was late yet severe.

‘I believe thorough investigation into the case must be ensured’, NHK broadcasting center quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.

Zarif noted massive investment made by the United States in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the region is only causing chaos.

Murdering the prominent journalist has drawn fire from around the globe particularly across the political spectrum.

Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October second to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage, but his Turkish fiancée who was expecting him in front of the consulate never saw him again.

After 18 days of silence and rejecting claims that Khashoggi was killed, the Saudi government finally bowed down to international pressure on October 20th and claimed the prominent journalist was killed in a fist-fight inside Istanbul consulate.

Since the statement released by the Saudi regime provided no information on the whereabouts of his body, some Turkish media called for a clear answer from Saudi officials to ‘Where is the body?’

All evidence suggests people close to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who were sent to Istanbul, have committed the premeditated murder.