Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appeared to hold the United States partially accountable for the case of Washington Post journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and is believed to have been killed.
“As far as I know, the journalist who went missing used to live in the USA. He did not live in Russia. In this regard the U.S. has a certain responsibility,” Putin said, according to the Financial Times. “If someone knows what happens and there was a murder, I hope some evidence is provided. And dependent on that, we will make some decisions.”
Putin says a single approach to incidents like Skirpal & Khashoggi needed. How about the don’t-murder-your-critics approach? https://t.co/75wIsVFbic
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) October 18, 2018
— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) October 18, 2018