Foreign Minister of Britain, said he did not know about the plans of Riyadh, killing Casucci

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamГлава the British foreign office Jeremy hunt. Archival photoForeign Minister of Britain, said he did not know about the plans of Riyadh, killing Casucci© AP Photo / Matt Dunham

The British foreign Secretary Jeremy hunt said that he knew nothing about Saudi Arabia’s plans to kill the opposition Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci, reports the Daily Mail.

According to the newspaper, hunt during a speech in Parliament said that he was not known in advance about the plans of Riyadh. However, he refused to answer the question of the Deputy, whether this is something known to British intelligence.

«I don’t discuss intelligence issues… but I personally do not have prior knowledge about the grisly murder Galucci, and I was shocked as I think everyone else,» said hunt.

Earlier, the Sunday Express, citing a source said that the intelligence was aware that «something happened» in the first week of September, about three weeks before the incident with Galucci. The intelligence source said that «these parts included the initial orders to capture Mr. Casucci and bring him back to Saudi Arabia for questioning.» Another senior source said that the British MI6 advised the colleagues from Saudi Arabia to abolish their operation, but their recommendation was rejected.

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.