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Saudi crown prince has "absolutely nothing to do" with Khashoggi murder - foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrives to meet Indonesia President Joko Widodo at presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Thursday Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had “absolutely nothing to do” with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after the public prosecutor said he would seek the death penalty for five suspects.

Asked about possible international sanctions in response to the case, Adel al-Jubeir told reporters there was a difference between sanctioning individuals and holding the Saudi government responsible.

Reporting by Marwa Rashad, writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Gareth Jones