Observers downplayed the danger of
the huge conspiracy that circulated the world with the Qatari-Iranian incitement against
Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi murder case. They said that the
conspiracy would definitely fail.
They pointed out that Saudi Arabia has foiled their conspiracy, noting that the kingdom brought to justice senior officials who are responsible of the murder of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who the kingdom said he died during a fight inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Lifting sanctions on Qatar
The observers added that the conspirators' goal is not concerned with Khashoggi, but the blatant pressure on Riyadh to break the siege imposed by the Arab quartet on Qatar, end the efforts of the Arab coalition in Yemen and subsequently stop the tragedy of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
The US Republican senator, Bob Corker, claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had made many mistakes since taking office, including Qatar's siege, the arrest of Saad al-Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister and finally the killing of Khashoggi.
In an interview with CNN, Corker, chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, expressed his belief that bin Salman was behind Khashoggi's murder and that he did not believe the Riyadh is denying this, pointing out to the necessity to punish Saudi Arabia over this case.
Moreover, Republican Senator Rand Paul said it is not possible that fifteen people were sent to kill an opposition figure without the approval of the kingdom's Crown Prince.
Slamming such claims, experts told The Baghdad Post, that the remarks of some members of the Senate against the kingdom, which is also adopted by some prominent European parties, indicates that there is a desire to retaliate against Saudi Arabia and to exaggerate the case.
The continuous criticism against bin Salman, despite the official denial, that he was not aware of what happened, confirms that Riyadh is the only target of the sworn campaign.
Earlier, Saudi prosecutor general said Khashoggi has died. An official investigation has been started with 18 Saudi person over the case, said the top prosecutor.
Discussions between Khashoggi and people who met him at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel, which then led to his death, he added. The Saudi Public Prosecution confirmed that its investigations will continue with the detainees in this case. All those involved in this case will be brought to justice, it added.