The alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul has made headlines. A Washington Post writer and a former newspaper editor in Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi had been an advisor of Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief, and has also been close to billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
According to Middle East specialists, there are deeper subplots played into Khashoggi’s death — ties to Saudi intelligence and his relationship with the Islamist group known as "the Muslim Brotherhood". Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman branded the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
Since the Saudi authorities acknnowledged that Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul, various imperialist powers such as the U.S, Germany, France and Britain have threatened to halt arms sales to Riyadh, asking for clarifications regarding the assassination of the journalist. This is hypocrisy of the highest level.
In a statement regarding the issue, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) points out the following: "The fact of assassination of a man in a consulate of a country, namely the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, once again highlights the hypocrisy of the imperialists and their governments."
In the words … there is an international outrage over the murder, “disappointment”, calls to shed light on the case, demands for European countries to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, ministerial meetings, threats of “strict punishment” against Saudi Arabia and sanctions.