Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed

16 October, 2018, 14:00 | Author: Kevin Carter
  • Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist

Khashoggi, who has been harshly critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his reform policies, was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate two weeks ago to get documents he needed to get married.

President Trump, after speaking with King Salman, had dispatched Pompeo to speak to the monarch of the world's top oil exporter over Khashoggi's disappearance.

But Khashoggi's disappearance set off a firestorm of global criticism after Turkish authorities reported that the prominent critic of the regime was killed and dismembered inside the Istanbul embassy by Saudi operatives. "It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers".

Turkish and Saudi crime investigators probing the Washington Post contributor's disappearance left the Saudi consulate after a nine-hour search on Tuesday.

Trump also said he told the king: "The world is watching".

Just before Google confirmed that Greene would not attend, CNN reported that the Saudi government is preparing to acknowledge its role in his disappearance but will claim that his death was "the result of an interrogation that went wrong".

Turkish officials believe he was murdered there and his body removed with the case provoking an worldwide outcry against Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, Trump dispatched the USA secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to Riyadh to meet King Samlan. He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on October 2. However, after a telephone conversation with King Salman, US President noted that "rogue killers" could be behind the Washington Post journalist's disappearance and suspected murder.

Many members of the US Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with Saudi Arabia, have issued strong criticism of the kingdom over the case.

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Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz wait in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 3, 2018. His fiancee, friends and Turkish authorities have said he did not leave the building.

But, the person said, the Saudi intelligence official went too far in eagerly seeking to prove himself in secretive operations, then sought to cover up the botched job.

Saudi state owned Al-Arabiya news channel delivered a bullish message to the USA and the worldwide community in response to growing calls for sanctions against Riyadh over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Although officials agreed to the investigation, Whitson said that the message from the Saudi government is clear. "Determining what happened to Jamal Khashoggi is something of great importance to the president", she said. European allies have urged "a credible investigation" and accountability for those responsible.

A number of states, including Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, have expressed serious concerns over the journalist's disappearance.

"It should be a known fact that the Arabs never had a problem with antisemitism, but we need to state that over and over again", Khashoggi added, justifying the surprising Saudi presence at the event. After shedding about 7 per cent on Sunday, the market rebounded at the end of trading the following day up 4.1 per cent.

Prince Mohammed has aggressively pitched the kingdom as a destination for foreign investment.

Business barons including British billionaire Richard Branson and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as media powerhouses Bloomberg and CNN, have pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative (FII).



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