A protestor in Indonesia holds up a banner calling for justice for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Luxembourg’s foreign affairs minister has called for a joint EU response to the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Washington Post journalist and Saudi crown prince critic was killed when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 October. The CIA reports that 15 Saudi agents flew on government planes to Istanbul to carry out the killing while Saudi Arabia has denied accusations that the prince Mohammed bin Salman had prior knowledge of the murder.
“Luxembourg considers that the accusations against the Saudi authorities make it even more necessary for open collaboration in good faith to shine a light on the assassination of Mr Khashoggi,” he wrote.
On 20 October the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, called for a “thorough, credible and transparent investigation”, a call which Luxembourg shares.
“The consequences to take from the assassination of Mr Kashoggi […] should be the focus of close coordination with our European partners,” Asselborn wrote.