Many European nations have banded together and said that nothing could have justified the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was reportedly killed in a consulate in Istanbul while he was on his way to pick up the marriage papers to wed his then fiancée Cengiz.
Jeremy Hunt has ordered the joint venture of the countries to get to the bottom of what happened and to condemn the murder with the strongest possible terms. Alongside Hunt he is accompanied by his Paris and Berlin counterparts, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas respectively.
The trio claimed that there is an urgent need for clarification as to what exactly happened in the consulate on the date of October 2nd. Not only did he enter the consulate and never return, Saudi officials denied knowing off his whereabouts for two weeks before confirming his death.
The three nations have also put out a statement saying that defending the freedom of speech and expression is a key priority for Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The killing, attacking or even the threatening of journalists is unacceptable under any circumstances. The combined effort from the European countries also gave their condolences to the family of Khashoggi who have been worrying about him for weeks not knowing the full situation.
While the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia claims they don’t know how he was killed or where his body is, he reassures the family of Khashoggi that those who are responsible will be found and punished.