This suspicious and obvious coordination and harmony among the Qatari, Iranian and Ikhwani media in covering and publishing reports and news related to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises many questions and reveals the quest to exploit the issue in inciting public opinion against Saudi Arabia and undermining its reputation as well as making the world busy with this issue and not with these related to the involvement of Qatar, Iran and Turkey in supporting terrorism and their destructive policies and interventions in the countries of the region.

However, the magnitude of counterfeiting, fabrications, the large number of false accusations as well as all the baseless evidence and lies have brought these parties into the trap of contradiction and inconsistency and this has even become an evidence for the innocence of Saudi Arabia from all these false allegations which has been accused of. Despite all this propaganda war directed by Qatar, Iran and Turkey against Saudi Arabia, there is no evidence whatsoever that proves any connection to the Kingdom of the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And what is more, if any country wanted to assassinate or liquidate one of its dissidents, the last place to do so would be its embassies or consulates!

While the Turkish security reports allege that the Saudi consulate has given the security guards a leave permit on the day of Khashoggi’s arrival, his fiancée Hatice Cengiz asserts that she went to security guards to ask why her fiancée Jamal Khashoggi was late inside the consulate. This means that the security forces were present and have not been granted leave as some Qatari and Turkish reports claim. In addition, the reports say that the 15-member Saudi team have brought with them a saw to kill and cut Jamal Khashoggi, while other Turkish reports confirm that these people had entered the airport and were searched properly, and they had no saw or anything else! These reports also say that the team moved from the hotel to the consulate while Khashoggi was still there, however, Turkish security could not provide even one picture of them, although there were many cameras on the streets where the hotel the consulate is located.

Before any investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance, the Qatari, Iranian and Turkish media were quick to confirm that he had been killed inside the Saudi consulate without providing any evidence and before waiting for the result of any investigation. Moreover, the wide coverage and all the reports, news and materials published over Khashoggi’s disappearance at the beginning proves that a media campaign has been planned and prepared way before his disappearance and this could indicate the involvement of Qatar and Iran in Khashoggi’s disappearance case in cooperation with influential Ikhwani figures within the Turkish ruling party.

Despite this mad media campaign against Saudi Arabia, its advocates have not provided yet any proof for what they claim, therefore, all that has been published is baseless and nothing but lies. The Qataris, the Iranians and the Muslim Brotherhood did not provide any evidence that supports their claims, but rather, every phrase they mentioned related to the case was preceded with the word “perhaps”, and this refutes any validity of what they say. If their claims were true, why did not they provide even a single proof for that. Moreover, there is a lot of evidence to prove the falsity of the media campaign launched by Qatar, Iran and Turkey against Saudi Arabia and reveal the real beneficiaries of this case and hence pointing the finger at them for their involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi.

What has been mentioned above gives a very important explanation on this issue. This begins by asking questions about the real beneficiaries of Khashoggi’s disappearance or even his murder, which are certainly those who are currently using this issue for their interests and for the retaliation from Saudi Arabia, especially Qatar, Iran and the Turkish Brotherhood. Moreover, what has been mentioned about the existence of indicators for the pre-planning and preparation of a media campaign indicates the existence of prior knowledge of the Qatari and Iranian regimes and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey for the near disappearance of Khashoggi, and this tells us that there was a pre-planned plot by those parties to liquidate Jamal Khashoggi and then accusing Saudi Arabia, and for this they chose the time he left the consulate to execute their scheme!

Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre

October 15,  2018