Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week.
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Trump said he was told by the prince that at least 13 people are being prosecuted over the death, which the president said was a “horrible” event
The UN investigator into the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, on Wednesday called on countries to invoke universal jurisdiction for international crime and make arrests if the responsibility of individuals is proven.
The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Wednesday denied discussing any sort of settlement over his killing by Saudi agents.
Four people – including one woman – were executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday for drug trafficking, according to Sauid news.
Pompeo said this in Washington that the US was still investigating the killing.
Turkish officials said last week that the prosecutor’s office had concluded there was “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and General Ahmed al-Asiri, who served as deputy head of foreign intelligence, were among the planners of Khashoggi’s October 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The vote is intended to penalise Riyadh, but the senators are struggling to agree on how best to do so.
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.
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.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was sidelined during the official “family photo” of world leaders and other dignitaries at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.