Jamal Khashoggi case: 'Credible' probe needed over missing writer

Kenny Grant
October 15, 2018

Speaking with reporters at the White House later, Trump reiterated that there would be "very powerful" repercussions for Saudi Arabia should the United States determine that the kingdom is responsible for the death of Khashoggi, who wrote for the Post's Global Opinions section.

The authorities in Istanbul believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by Saudi agents - claims Riyadh has dismissed as "lies".

The Kingdom "is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with worldwide laws and conventions", he added according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

What is the latest from the Saudis?

"The Kingdom also affirms that if it receives any action, it will respond with greater action, and that the Kingdom's economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy..." the source added without elaborating.

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His case risks hurting not just fragile Turkish-Saudi relations but also damaging the image of the kingdom and its ties to the West as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promotes a reform drive at home.

Asked whether he had reviewed the audio or video recordings, Trump said he has not.

"They are ordering military equipment", Trump said.

If the Saudi Arabian government is behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then the United States will inflict "severe punishment", President Donald Trump vowed in an interview with "60 Minutes" set to air Sunday.

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But speaking to 60 minutes on Saturday, he warned the U.S. would be "very upset and angry" if the Saudis ordered Mr Khashoggi's killing.

"I think we need to continue to evaluate the facts and we'll make that decision - I talked to Secretary Mnuchin about it last night, we'll be taking a look at it through the rest of the week", Pompeo, alongside President Trump, told reporters in the Oval Office on Saturday.

Rubio declined to rule out a halt to the arms sales, stressing that the USA must send a message to repressive governments worldwide, from Russian Federation to Syria and China.

Where is the investigation now?

The Palestinian news agency Wafa, which published Abbas's statement on Sunday afternoon, did not give any reason as to why the PA president had chose to publicly come out in support of Saudi Arabia and its leaders, especially Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Cengiz said Khashoggi was not nervous when he entered the consulate to obtain paperwork required for their marriage.

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What is alleged to have happened in Istanbul?

But the row has intensified with the Washington Post reporting that Turkish officials have recordings made from inside the building that allegedly prove their claims Khashoggi was tortured and killed at the consulate.

Turkish TV has broadcast CCTV footage of the moment Mr Khashoggi walked into the consulate.

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