Fox Business Network Latest To Pull Out Of Saudi Conference
- Author: Leroy Wright Oct 18, 2018,
Oct 18, 2018, 23:12
The Future Investment Initiative summit is scheduled for October 23-25 in Riyadh.
Turkey's Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency on October 18 that the case is being "thoroughly" investigated and "results are expected to come out soon".
Speaking in Washingon, Trump said he was "hopeful" the crisis would resolve itself, while Pompeo told reporters in Brussels the U.S. takes the journalist's suspected killing and dismemberment seriously, even as both men stressed the importance of the U.S. -Saudi relationship.
As Sciutto and Harlow read through the piece, the former highlighted Khashoggi's remarks on how this suppression of the media no longer draws the global condemnation that it used to, so oppressive regimes are given leeway as they find more and more ways to control the flow of public information.
"I don't want to talk about any of the facts", Pompeo said when asked if the Saudis told him if Khashoggi was dead or alive.
Pompeo is scheduled to brief Trump on the trip Thursday morning at the White House.
But Trump has downplayed the possibility of action against Saudi Arabia, which he has repeatedly praised as a major customer for the United States weapons industry. Now I have to accept: "That is not going to happen", Karen Attiah wrote.
He said that with more than $100 billion in arms sales in play and with Saudi Arabia being "a bulwark against Iran", now is not the time to alienate a Middle Eastern ally. Khashoggi had left the country a year ago amid the rise of Prince Mohammed, whom he wrote critically about in the Post.
Such a forum is now lacking, says Khashoggi, a Post contributor and U.S. resident who disappeared entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.
Pompeo met with Turkish President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu Wednesday but refused to express any doubt or skepticism about the legitimacy of a Saudi investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.
U.S. media outlets have reported that the Saudis, despite their earlier denials of involvement, will acknowledge that Khashoggi was killed in a botched interrogation.
No, I will not go to Riyadh next week.
Saudi authorities, on the other hand, insist that Khashoggi left the building on the same day.
Several vehicles with Saudi diplomatic number plates were filmed by CCTV cameras moving from the consulate to the residence just under two hours after Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate.
While Turkish officials have accused Saudi Arabia of the murder in Istanbul of Khashoggi, a USA -based writer who has been critical of Saudi leaders, President Donald Trump has cautioned against a rush to judgment against an important Mideast ally.
The Trump administration's willingness to give the Saudis the benefit of the doubt is hardly surprising, former USA diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.
"We don't know if it exists yet". "I think we have to find out what happened first".
Turkey has not shared with the US government or European allies graphic audio or video evidence, seven USA and European security officials told Reuters.
His killers then beheaded and dismembered him, it said.
How the crown prince emerges from the crisis is a test of how the West will deal with Saudi Arabia in the future. I really couldn't answer.