The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Al-Mouallimi, said that the CIA report on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was not based on evidence.
Al-Mouallimi continued, saying that “the CIA report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi did not provide any irrefutable evidence.”
He added on “Twitter”, “The report is based on assumptions and does not come close to proving the accusation beyond reasonable doubt.”
He pointed out that Prince Mohammed bin Salman “courageously accepted moral responsibility and brought the accused to justice and pledged to reform the intelligence services … the case is closed.”
The American report sparked angry official and popular reactions, as Gulf, Arab and Islamic reactions continued to reject the flimsy conclusions it contained.
On Friday, Saudi Arabia announced its categorical rejection of the report submitted to Congress on Khashoggi’s murder.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a statement, that “the Saudi government categorically rejects the abusive and incorrect conclusions contained in the report about the Kingdom’s leadership and cannot be accepted in any way, and that the report included a set of information and other incorrect conclusions.”