Saturday, 17 November, 2018

I Spoke With Saudi King About Khashoggi, Pompeo Will ‘Meet With King’

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Ellis Copeland | 19 October, 2018, 22:34

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had seen a media report that Saudi officials might say missing prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during unauthorized interrogation, but "nobody knows" if this was an official report. "The denial was very, very strong", Trump told reporters.

Khashoggi, 59, who writes for the Washington Post, has said he feared being arrested as part of a crackdown on dissident voices by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in his disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. Turkey had publicly scolded the Saudi government for refusing repeated requests to search the consulate, where Turkish investigators believe Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents. It remained unclear what evidence they might be able to uncover. As if to drive the point home, a cleaning crew with mops, trash bags and cartons of milk walked in past journalists waiting outside the consulate on Monday.

However, given the close political and economic links between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia it remains unclear what action he could take. However, the Turkish leadership has so far refrained from pointing the finger directly at Riyadh in public comments.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Trump called Pompeo Sunday evening and asked him to meet face-to-face with Saudi leaders. He said in Georgia that Pompeo may add a stop in Turkey.

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I will be forever grateful he chose The Post as his final journalistic home one year ago and gave us the chance to work together. In this photo from February 1, 2015, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks at a press conference in Manama, Bahrain.


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Saudi Arabia denies the killing but, under pressure from Britain, France and Germany , only recently began an investigation. Pompeo told reporters he stressed to the Saudis that the USA takes "very seriously" Khashoggi's disappearance .


The Saudi Arabian government is preparing to a release a report claiming Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed as a result of a botched interrogation, CNN reports. Germany, Britain and France issued a joint statement over the weekend expressing "grave concern" and calling for a credible investigation to ensure those responsible for the disappearance "are held to account".

Prince Mohammed, 33, a son of King Salman, consolidated his control in June 2017 when he was named Crown Prince to replace his cousin, Mohammed Nayef, who was sacked.

If United's current owners were to sell the club, it would cost the Saudis more than £3bn - but there is a chance that the crown prince could instead just buy a portion. He and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, have forged close ties. Two leading Republican senators said Congress stands ready to act, including a possible halt of military sales, if President Donald Trump doesn't.

Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures. That's triggered speculation that the world's biggest exporter of oil could break with decades-old policy by using its crude as a political weapon. At this moment there are no plans to change the Formula E calendar this season. The official said one of the men had brought along a bone saw for dismembering the body.

A Saudi source said on Monday that the Crown Prince has ordered an internal investigation of the disappearance.

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