Leading US senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was culpable in the killing of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Some lawmakers were angry Haspel did not participate in a Senate briefing by Trump administration officials recently on Khashoggi’s death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday told Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Europeans will insist on international experts being part of the investigations into Jammal Khashoggi murder.
Canada on Thursday said that it targeted sanctions against 17 Saudi Arabian Nationals whom it said were involved in the murder of opposition Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.
Pompeo spoke to reporters after he and Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis, told the Senate behind closed doors that weakening US-Saudi ties over the killing would hurt national security.
The two men will also discuss oil markets and the conflict in Syria.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, landed in Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the G20 summit of industrialized nations, Argentine state Media reported, a visit fraught with controversy over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Police were at the villas with sniffer dogs and were supported in their search by drones, state news agency, Anadolu reported.
Trump’s remarks echoed his controversial statement Tuesday saying of the conclusion binSalman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t”.
The foreign ministry announced the sanctions in a statement.
The CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to “silence Jamal Kashoggi as soon as possible”, Turkish media said on Thursday.
Numan Kurtulmus, the Deputy Chairman of President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, made the accusation on Wednesday, in Istanbul.
“Release my arm! What do you think you are doing?’’ website Haberturk quotes Khashoggi as saying at the consulate’s ‘A unit,’ where the visa department is located, and where seven minutes of the tape are recorded.
Democratic US Senator, Ron Wyden, on Monday called on US intelligence officials to publicly release a summary of their findings on the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The ban effectively denies them entry into the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone.
Reuters correspondent, Huseyin Aldemir, reported that people attended the symbolic funeral prayer for Khashoggi at the courtyard of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul on November 16.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the action was taken under the authority of Executive Order 13818, which implements and builds upon the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday the person who had ordered the killing of prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was the head of the negotiating team sent to repatriate him
Erdogan, speaking to newsmen on his way back from the World War I commemorations in Paris, said audio recordings of the case have been shared with Saudi Arabia, the US, France, Canada, Germany and Britain.
Erdogan told reporters on his plane while returning from a weekend visit to France that he discussed the Saudi journalist’s killing with the US, French and German leaders at dinner in Paris.