Israeli PM condemns Saudi journo’s ‘horrendous’ murder

JERUSALEM (AA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday broke his silence regarding last month’s murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

"What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with,” Netanyahu said at a press conference held in the Bulgarian city of Varna.

“Yet at the same time… it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable," he added.

Netanyahu quickly shifted his focus, however, to his favorite target for criticism: Iran.

“The larger problem is Iran and we have to make sure that Iran does not continue [its] malign activities,” Netanyahu said.

He added: “Blocking Iran is uttermost on our agenda for security — not merely for Israel but I believe for Europe and the world.”