Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address


Saudi Arabia’s King, Salman bin Abdulaziz has presented his annual address to the Kingdom’s Shura Council, following a nationwide tour with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
King Salman addressed Saudi Arabia’s internal and external policy and inaugurated the proceedings of the Shura Council.
The address comes as members of the US Congress renewed their calls to condemn the Kingdom, following a reported assessment by the CIA that the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, personally ordered the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
In the highly anticipated speech, the king reiterated his support for the United Nations’ efforts to end the war in Yemen and said that the Palestinian issue was a “top priority for the kingdom”.
He also said that Riyadh supported a political solution in Syria, ensuring the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.

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