FUTURE INVESTMENT INITIATIVE

Saudi Crown Prince Promises Justice for ‘Heinous Crime’ of Khashoggi Murder, Touts Reform Progress

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took the stage yesterday at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, making his first public comments since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul grabbed the world's attention.

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Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi’s slaying a ‘heinous crime,’ vows perpetrators will be brought to justice

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