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Israeli PM condemns Khashoggi's assassination but defends Riyadh's stability – the World


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul as a "terrible" statement, while emphasizing the Middle East and stability world in Saudi Arabia.

"It happened at the Istanbul Consulate, which is terrible and needs to be solved," Netanyahu said at a Bulgarian press conference in Bulgaria.

"Nevertheless … it is very important for the stability of the world, the region and the world to remain stable in Saudi Arabia and I think we need to find a way to achieve these two goals," said the chief Israeli government, in the case of the Saudi journalist who caused international indignation.

Riyad is under pressure and its diplomatic position is weakened by the controversial versions of Khashoggi's disappearance, the critique of the police, and murdered at Istanbul's Consulate in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of October.

Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic relations due to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, but relations between the two allies of the United States have evolved according to many observers, as Tel Aviv and Riyadh Iran as frequent enemies.

It is considered to be the main Israeli security threat that rejects the preservation of the civilian nature of the nuclear program and is concerned about its regional expansion and military involvement in Tehran in neighboring Syria.

As for the Sunni Saudi Arabians, he has been arguing for regional leadership for the Shia for decades.

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