‘Rogue killers’ may be to blame for Saudi writer’s death

19 October, 2018, 08:55 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • A security personnel stands at the entrance of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul Saturday Oct. 13

Two leading Republican senators said Congress stands ready to act, including a possible halt of military sales, if President Donald Trump doesn't. "And nobody besides the president has made that assertion to our knowledge".

" In it, author S.V. Date quotes Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists and former Central Intelligence Agency analyst Ned Price to claim Trump's rhetoric likely led to Khashoggi's disappearance".

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, has gone missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Citing two unidentified sources, CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia was preparing a report that would acknowledge Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation that went wrong.

One of the sources acknowledged that the report is still being prepared and cautioned that things could change. "And he firmly denies that".

Asked when the public prosecutor could make an announcement, the official said: "He was instructed to work quickly".

The prince, ambitious, aggressive and just 33 in a kingdom long ruled by aging monarchs, has considerable weight in Saudi government actions.

While organizers said Monday the conference will go on, the Saudis canceled an annual diplomatic reception in Washington set for later this week. CNN was among several media organizations to withdraw.

A section on the glitzy event website with pictures of the speakers has now been taken down. Prince Mohammed told Reuters in October 2017 that Blackstone, Schwarzman's firm, and BlackRock, Fink's firm, committed to opening offices in Riyadh.

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The kingdom has called such allegations "baseless" but has not offered any evidence Mr Khashoggi ever left the consulate.

Turkish investigators on Monday began a search of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared.

Turkish officials say they have proof of his murder and torture at the hands of the Saudis in the form of audio and video taken from Khashoggi's Apple Watch (the Apple Watch portion is nearly certainly a lie made in order to protect Turkish surveillance methods).

"There's something really awful and disgusting about that, if that were the case".

"If they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China", he said. "Who knows? We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon".

Trump told the CBS news show 60 Minutes there would be "severe punishment" if it is determined Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate, but Riyadh dismissed the US threat and said it would retaliate if Trump took any action against Saudi Arabia.

"He may go to Turkey. So we'll see what happens". "It is a bad situation". Last November, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman forced Lebanon's Prime Minister to resign-from Riyadh in a television appearance that had all the characteristics of a hostage video.

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