Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

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  • Friday, 02 Nov 2018

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

SOFIA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

In his first public reaction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Khashoggi's death, which has caused global outrage, was "horrendous" and must be dealt with.

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