The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf has lashed out at the US administration, which is trying to put pressure on Saudi Arabia with the Hashkadzhi affair.
As News Front reported, The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashkadzhi was brutally murdered on October 2, 2018, right in the building of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. As it turned out later, representatives of the Saudi authorities were involved in the incident, in particular, Mohammed ibn Salman, the crown prince of the kingdom. The Donald Trump administration, which worked closely with Riyadh, chose to hush up the case.
Joe Biden, in turn, began to use the case to put pressure on a Middle Eastern ally. So, in Washington, an intelligence report on the murder of Khashkadzhi was made public, after which the authorities imposed sanctions against Riyadh.
“The assessment of the involvement of the leadership of Saudi Arabia in the assassination of Khashkadzhi is not based on convincing evidence”, – commented Naif al-Hajraf, secretary general of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
He stressed that the organization fully supports Riyadh. Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation spoke in a similar manner.IS militants blew up gas pipeline in eastern Syria