Netanyahu: Events at Istanbul Consulate ‘Horrendous,’ but Saudi Stability Must Be Maintained

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke his silence Friday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that while what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is horrifying, Iran is a larger problem.

"What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with. Yet at the same time I say it, it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable," Netanyahu said.

The prime minister was speaking after a meeting with the leaders of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Greece for the Craiova Forum in the Bulgarian city of Varna.

– Netanyahu breaks his silence on Khashoggi case at the Bulgaria summit