Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death


I feel certain that the crown prince was involved and that he directed this.

"Absolutely not, I think it's insulting to anyone who is analyzing this with any kind of intelligent background", said Paul, and then he listed a series of negative observations about Saudi Arabia, including being the largest "state sponsor of radical Islam", saying that it's just the latest in a long line of offenses against the civilized word.

However Mr Jubeir's comments on Fox News appear to step back from that account of the incident, with the Minister saying Saudi authorities were yet to determine how Khashoggi was killed, or the location of his body.

But Congress, where the outrage at saudi Arabia is palpable, could all ways act in its side, blocking the arms sales proposed by the White House in Riyadh, or even sanctions.

TRT World has obtained exclusive pictures which show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, hours before he was reported missing after he failed to come out of the building.

We ought to formally expel the Saudi Ambassador to the United States until there is a completion of a third party investigation into the kidnap and murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

That version differs from the account of Saudi Arabia, which said early Saturday that the writer died in a "fistfight". Saudi Arabia said 18 Saudis were arrested and several top intelligence officials were fired.

He says, as of now, he does not believe the USA has received those alleged tapes.

A U.S. government source said U.S. intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced of Prince Mohammed's culpability in the operation against Mr Khashoggi, which they believe resulted in his death.

King Salman, 82, had handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to him.

Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death
Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death

"We have got one of the most rigorous export regimes in the world which makes sure arms are very carefully monitored", Raab added.

Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed inside the consulate by a team of Saudi agents and his body cut up.

A bipartisan group of USA lawmakers has accused the Crown Prince of directing the operation.

Mr Trump has repeatedly said over the last week that he opposes any effort to impede more than $100 billion in United States arms sales to Saudi Arabia, but that he would consider sanctions on the kingdom.

"Therefore the European Union, like its partners, insists on the need for continued thorough, credible and transparent investigation, shedding proper clarity on the circumstances of the killing and ensuring full accountability of all those responsible for it".

Britain's Foreign Office said on Saturday: "We are considering the Saudi report and our next steps".

"They made the mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate and they tried to cover up for it", he said.

"Now, we are getting into the head of dictators and authoritarians", he said, adding, "MbS wanted to send a message".

Turkish officials say he was murdered - and his body dismembered - and that they have audio and video evidence.

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