Jamal Khashoggi’s fiance blames Saudi royal family for his murder in new interview
Hatice Cengiz, the fiance of slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pointed a finger straight at the Saudi Arabian government in a new Reuters interview, according to NBC News.
Cengiz told Reuters through an interpreter, “This took place inside a Saudi diplomatic mission… In such circumstances, the Saudi Arabian authorities are responsible for this. This incident, this assassination, took place in the Saudi consulate. So the Saudi authorities probably know how such a murder took place.”
Cengiz also called for the Saudi’s to explain what happened to her fiance, and at several points in the interview appeared to be holding back tears. She also expressed doubts that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman, would meet with her, telling Reuters, “I don’t think that will ever happen.”
Cengiz also pointed at US President Donald Trump’s business ties in Saudi Arabia and questioned whether he is capable of being an impartial party in the investigation of the incident. Cengiz told Reuters, “I am disappointed by the actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the U.S. President Trump should help reveal the truth and ensure justice be served. He should not pave the way for a cover-up of my fiance’s murder. Let’s not let money taint our conscience and compromise our values.”
Cengiz wants everyone who was involved in the killing of her fiance exposed and brought to justice. She told Reuters, “I and my government (Cengiz is Turkish) would like all those responsible, from the person who gave this order to those who carried it out, to be brought to justice and punished under international law. Like everyone else, I am still waiting for answers… The world should know who instigated, were involved in and committed this crime.”