Iran envoy to London praises Guardian correspondent over revealing on Khashoggi's murder

TEHRAN, Nov. 9 (MNA) – Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad praised the brave act by a Guardian correspondent over revealing that Khashoggi was killed for disclosing Saudi funding of anti-Iran TV channel.

Praising as "brave act" the disclosure of Guardian correspondent, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Baeidinejad said "the relevant authorities are aware of possible threats to the Guardian correspondent and the embassy is also in contact with them."

In a tweet on Friday, Saeed Kamali Dehghan said "I can confirm that Jamal Khashoggi was killed because of speaking to me on the phone from Istanbul in the morning on 26 September, revealing that London-based Iran International TV was funded by Mohammad Bin Salman and Saud al-Qahtani."

He has asked his family and friends not to contact him in the current circumstances.

In a report on Oct. 2, the Guardian cited a source close to the Saudi government as saying that the anti-Iran London-based TV channel Iran International received an estimated $250m (£192m) from the Saudi royal court each year.

Now Saeed Kamali Dehghan, in a Friday tweet, has revealed that his source was Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was assassinated on the same day as the report was published in a premeditated murder in Turkey blamed on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also known as MBS.


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