GCC Slams US Report on Khashoggi, Says Not Based on Evidence

Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. (KUNA)

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation (GCC) Council Nayef al-Hajraf expressed his support for the statements; made by Saudi Arabia on the United States’ intel report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership regarding the murder of the late Jamal Khashoggi; the council markedly said in a statement on Saturday.

The assessment on the Saudi Arabian leadership’s involvement in the murder of Khashoggi is not based on conclusive evidence; Hajraf said.

Hajraf markedly affirmed his appreciation for the great and pivotal role that the Kingdom plays in enhancing regional and international peace and security; and for its great role in combating terrorism and supporting the efforts of the international community to do the same.

Not to mention; what the Saudi foreign ministry also said in a statement on Friday that it completely rejected the negative; false, and unacceptable assessment made by the US.

“The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completely rejects the negative, false; together with being unacceptable assessment in the report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership; and notes that the report contained inaccurate information and conclusions;” the statement said.