Yuval Steinitz breaks Israeli silence on Khashoggi murder

JERUSALEM - An Israeli official broke on Friday with his government's reticence on last month's killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it "despicable" but describing Israel as more concerned with cementing Gulf ties in its struggle against Iran.
In his remarks to Tel Aviv radio station 102 FM, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz did not explicitly say whether his views were those of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
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