Rouhani Denounces ‘Heinous’ Killing of Saudi Journalist

Rouhani says governments’ response to the killing of the Saudi journalist will show their true colors and criticized the double standards of some countries on human rights
Rouhani Denounces ‘Heinous’ Killing of Saudi Journalist Rouhani Denounces ‘Heinous’ Killing of Saudi Journalist

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday condemned the “heinous” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that the case is a great litmus test for the self-proclaimed defenders of human rights, particularly in Europe and the United States.  
“The stance of the US, Europe, and other countries on this issue will show how sensitive they are about human rights and preserving human dignity,” Rouhani told a Cabinet meeting in Tehran, his official website reported. 
Saudi Arabia initially denied knowledge of the fate of Khashoggi, a US-based journalist who vanished on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, but said on Saturday that he died in the facility.     


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