Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate of his country where he was killed and cut off, and then his body was decomposed in a horrific criminal act - committed by his country’s various state agencies which has unlimited decision-making authority. Those who had not involved in the crime at the beginning joined in the subsequent stages.
Statement of Istanbul First Conference on Yemen calls for deliberate and responsible actions to end the war, restore peace, and preserve Yemen’s security and sovereignty. All actions must be based on the content of the National Dialogue Conference outcomes, the Security Council resolutions, and the GCC Initiative. Istanbul First Conference on Yemen, “Yemen: between War Challenges and Peace Opportunities” convened in Istanbul on Thursday, 8 November 2018 under the auspices of Tawakkol Karman Foundation.
Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to welcome all of you. It is of critical importance that we meet today here to discuss the situation in Yemen, and a special care has been taken to make this conference include participants from Yemen and outside Yemen in order to obtain stricter and more serious views and proposals on the Yemeni issue. So, I thank all researchers participating in this event.
On October 2 2018, my friend, writer and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. He was never seen again.In the few weeks that have followed, Saudi Arabia’s official story has changed dramatically, from complete denial of any involvement in Khashoggi’s death, to the admission by Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb that Khashoggi’s murder inside their consulate building in Istanbul was ‘premeditated’.