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Mohammed bin Salman

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 168842, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Saudi Arabia on the disbandment of the Rapid Intervention Force after it was implicated in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by the declassified CIA report.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The UK has always been clear that Jamal Khashoggi's murder was a terrible crime. We condemn his killing in the strongest possible terms, which is why we have sanctioned twenty Saudi nationals involved in the murder under the global human rights regime.

The Foreign Secretary raised the killing of Jamal Khashoggi during his visit to Riyadh last year, and we continue to raise it in our engagement with the Saudi government.

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