- UAE, Egypt and Bahrain issued statements commending Saudi Arabia’s royal decrees
- Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, said the king’s decisions “achieve justice and equality”
DUBAI: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said.
The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.
The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.
Saudi Council of Senior Scholars
Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.
Egypt praised what it called the “decisive” and “brave” actions taken by the king.
“Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty’s approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi’s family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth.
Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.
“Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said.