Peskov urged to be guided by official information on the case Casucci

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobanks Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Archival photoPeskov urged to be guided by official information on the case Casucci© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

To respond to data about the case of opposition journalist Jamal Casucci, which, presumably, killed in Istanbul in front of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia, should be guided by the official and verified information, stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«In order to respond to an incident with a journalist, you need to have verified information. We heard the official statement from Riyadh, which marked, in fact, nothing to do with the incident of the Royal family. We took this into account. The rest is a matter of investigation. And here, of course, you need to use only official and trusted information,» — said Peskov.

He also recalled that earlier, Putin voiced the position, speaking at a recent meeting of the discussion club «Valdai».

Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci, who was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 were living in the United States, went missing in Turkey on 2 October after he entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of Saturday, October 20, issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country that, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, and his death brought a quarrel with employees of the Consulate. In this case arrested the 18 people who questioned, the Saudi authorities seek to establish the truth and bring to justice all those responsible.

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