CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS – SAUDI ARABIA: MASS EXECUTIONS – 24 April 2019

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the Minister feel, as I do, that the feebleness of the response to the Khashoggi murder and the butchering of his body has in some way encouraged the Saudi authorities to think they can get away with anything, no matter how brutal and borderline insane?

[The Minister for Europe and the Americas (Sir Alan Duncan): I do not quite agree with my right hon. Friend. The international reaction was pretty robust, and a collective voice condemned it, led by Turkey, where it happened. I would like to think that that incident had a dividend and it got through to people that it was unacceptable, and they were taken aback by the fact that the murder of one person counted for so much elsewhere in the world. I hope it will never be repeated.]