Saudi Arabia ready to concede writer was killed in consulate

Roman Schwartz
October 16, 2018

US President Donald Trump has suggested "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Donald Trump is suggesting "rogue killers" may be responsible for whatever happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "Secretary Mnuchin should immediately cancel his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia and after a two year delay, the Trump Administration should finally nominate a U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia". Turkey claims he was killed and dismembered inside the building by a 15-member Saudi "assassination squad" and say they have evidence to support their claims.

On Monday afternoon, another scenario emerged: CNN reported that Saudi Arabia is preparing to say that Khashoggi was killed in an interrogation "that went wrong" and that he was supposed to be abducted instead. Although officials agreed to the investigation, Whitson said that the message from the Saudi government is clear.

Mr Khashoggi, a United States resident, vanished after entering the consulate to get marriage documents.

In excerpts of a new interview, Trump said that the incident is being investigated and that the Saudis deny any involvement, despite the mounting evidence that the Saudi regime was implicated in Khashoggi's disappearance on October 2.

According to BBC, his fiancée fears that he has been kidnapped or killed, and a Turkish security source told the BBC that officials have audio and video evidence proving the killing.

The disappearance earlier this month of a Saudi journalist critical of Riyadh has provoked an global outcry against the oil-rich kingdom.

Trump has not described what punishment Saudi Arabia might face.

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On Friday, a source with links to the prince's family said Prince Khaled, who is the governor of Mecca, had been sent to Turkey in his capacity as special adviser to King Salman.

Trump's comments came after a telephone conversation with King Salman, father of the crown prince, the first such talks since the crisis erupted. And frankly the fact that it's a reporter you could say in many respects it. brings it to a level.

Trump tweets, "Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen'". A team arrived by unmarked police cars at the consulate but said nothing to journalists waiting outside as they entered the building.

His disappearance has led to strong worldwide condemnation of Saudi Arabia, and that condemnation is now starting to trickle over into the business world.

They include the CEO of Uber, a company in which Saudi Arabia has invested billions of dollars; billionaire Richard Branson; JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive Jamie Dimon; and Ford Motor Co. cxecutive chair Bill Ford.

Prince Mohammed has aggressively pitched the kingdom as a destination for foreign investment.

Similar campaigns trended on social media in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The interrogation was meant to lead to his abduction from Turkey, the news channel said citing two unnamed sources.

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