Nov 11, 2019

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi murder 'serious mistake'

The chief executive of ride-hailing app Uber has called the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake", comparing it to his firm's failings with self-driving cars. Pressed on Saudi links with Uber in a TV interview, Dara Khosrowshahi said: "People make mistakes, it doesn't mean they can never be forgiven." Khashoggi - a US resident and prominent Saudi critic - was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last year. Mr Khosrowshahi made the remarks during a discussion about Saudi Arabia's involvement in Khashoggi's murder as part of the series Axios on HBO. When pressed on whether a representative from Saudi Arabia should remain on Uber's board, he said: "I think that government said that they made a mistake." On 2 October 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, where he was murdered.

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