Case Casucci did not affect the preparation of Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia

© AP Photo / Virginia Mousedevice journalist Jamal Casucci. Archival photoCase Casucci did not affect the preparation of Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia© AP Photo / Virginia Mayo

The situation around the murder of journalist Jamal Casucci did not affect the preparation of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

Answering the question about how affected the situation with the murder of a journalist in the preparation of Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Peskov said: «No. We reported on the results of telephone conversation of Putin and the king, which is preparing».

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.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud on Thursday held a telephone conversation. During the conversation the king of Saudi Arabia has informed the Russian leader about measures to investigate the assassination Casucci.

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