The death Khashoggi: implications
- Author: Leroy Wright Oct 25, 2018,
Oct 25, 2018, 21:12
CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government's investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the Saudi consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi's clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.
A joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case on Thursday after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body was given to a "local cooperator" after he was killed in his country's consulate in Istanbul, a report said.
"Will they now end arms sales to Saudi Arabia?" he asked.
"We must get to the truth of what happened".
"We have people over in Saudi Arabia right now".
White House adviser Jared Kushner waves as he arrives at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for talks on trade with Canada earlier this year.
"We are far from seeing everything on the table and the perpetrators being brought to justice", Merkel said.
Trump seemed to be taking a tougher stance Monday against Saudi Arabia.
"Jamal Khashoggi's killing is a violently planned and a very complicated murder, which was being covered up", Celik said.
The kingdom admitted only on Sunday there was a direct correlation between its officials and the journalist's death - but denied any involvement of the government.
But even if the Saudis keep Trump on their side, they could face a reckoning from the US Congress, where Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed outrage over the killing. "I don't want to lose all of that investment that's being made in our country", he said.
In the Commons, Jeremy Corbyn said he was pleased Mrs May had condemned the "horrific murder" of Mr Khashoggi but added "condemnation is not enough" from the Government.
For over a year now, Saudi Arabia and its mercurial crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have also engineered a blockade of Qatar - another British ally - that has undermined British diplomacy in the Middle East along with violating worldwide law.
The number of asylum seekers from Saudi Arabia globally has more than doubled since the Saudi crown prince ascended to power, from 575 cases in 2015 to 1,256 in 2017, according to the United Nations' refugee agency.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the Khashoggi investigationin a meeting Monday with the Saudi Crown Prince, according to a tweet from Treasury spokesperson Tony Sayegh. "The Saudi's latest version of events still isn't credible, and the Trump administration must not be complicit in allowing them to sweep this under the rug".
"Saudi Arabia has been coherent in its policy".
"We are determined to find out all the facts and we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder", he said. That was until the killing of government critic Jamal Khashoggi prompted dozens of finance and business leaders to pull out. "There are a lot of setbacks".
In an interview with the Washington Post, Trump said that "obviously there's been deception, and there's been lies".
Bruce Riedel, a former Middle East specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council, said the Trump administration "desperately wants the Istanbul affair to go away and the MBS-Jared bromance obscured". "This should not happen in the current situation, where we are".