Netanyahu urged to maintain stability in Saudi Arabia

© 2018 AFP / Ozan Kose pictures of the missing journalist Jamal Casucci. Archival photoNetanyahu urged to maintain stability in Saudi Arabia© 2018 AFP / Ozan Kose

The murder of an opposition journalist Jamal Casucci in the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul is a horrifying story that needs to be resolved «properly» while maintaining the stability of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

«What happened in Istanbul was horrendous. You need properly to do it,» said Netanyahu, commenting for the first time the story of Saudi journalist. The statement by the Israeli Prime Minister, made in Bulgaria, issued by the office.

However, Netanyahu urged in the name of world and regional security to preserve stability in Saudi Arabia.

«At the same time, I will say that for the safety of the world and the region need to Saudi Arabia remained stable, and we have to find a way to accomplish both tasks,» concluded the Israeli Prime Minister.

Saudi Arabia in Israel is perceived as a Central element of the bloc of moderate middle Eastern powers, restraining the expansion of radical Islam and the growing influence of Iran in the region. Israeli leaders are counting on a rapprochement with the monarchy, does not have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, on the basis of common interests and overlapping threats, despite the unresolved conflict with the Palestinians.

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 October 20 issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country, which, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, his demise brought a quarrel with employees of the Consulate. In this case arrested the 18 people. The Istanbul Prosecutor’s office stated that the murder was premeditated Galucci, the body was dismembered and destroyed after he was strangled in the Consulate General.