Riyadh (CNN)Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described the killing of Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous” crime, in his first comments since some of his closest aides were implicated in the Saudi journalist ‘s death.
Speaking at an investors’ conference Riyadh that has been overshadowed by the crisis
, bin Salman said those responsible for the killing would be brought to justice.
“This was a very, very painful incident for all Saudis and also for everybody on this planet. It was unnecessary,” he said.