Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Jamal Khashoggi's Killing Was Extrajudicial Execution: UN Expert

Jamal Khashoggi's Killing Was Extrajudicial Execution: UN Expert

It is important that the full facts are established'. After initially insisting that Khashoggi was killed in a "brawl", the Saudis changed their account Thursday morning, agreeing with the Turkish government that Khashoggi's death was a "premeditated" murder.

The French reaction has been relatively guarded to date, as Paris tried to retain its influence with Riyadh and protect commercial relations spanning energy, finance and arms.

The prince also said he was determined to continue with implementing economic reforms under his Vision 2030 programme, which is aimed at reducing the kingdom's total reliance on oil and expanding the role of the private sector.

But Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would fulfill its commitment to sell Saudi Arabia 400 precision bombs despite his "dismay" over the "terrible murder" of Khashoggi. We're still waiting on official word of their status for next Friday, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Merkel's office didn't elaborate on the warning in a statement following a call between the German leader and Saudi Arabia's King Salman. Saudi authorities have fired five officials linked to Khashoggi's death and arrested 18 others while the crown prince said Saudi officials would continue to investigate the killing with Turkey.

Salah and family expressed "great thanks" to the crown prince and his father King Salman, according to state media, and they expressed their condolences.

They are the bluntest comments yet from someone linked to Erdogan about Riyadh's de facto ruler in connection with the journalist's death on October 2 in Istanbul.

Demonstrators from the Stop The War Coalition stage a protest against the killing Jamal Khashoggi
Changing story again, Saudi Arabia says killing was planned

"Everyone knows the kingdom is one of the worst human rights offender in the world". "I'd say our strategy in the Middle East relies on".

Is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MbS] a "Toadeater"? It announced tie-ups with Total and the USA oil services firms Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger, as well as 11 other agreements with companies from Japan, China, India and the United Arab Emirates. The crown prince reportedly requested the call.

Mr Erdogan focused in again on Wednesday on Mr Khashoggi's death.

"We are determined not to allow those responsible - those who ordered the crime and those who committed it - to escape justice", he said.

Saudi officials admitted they brought in a body double to pose as Khashoggi, but claimed it was part of a plan to kidnap rather than to kill him.

King Salman also spoke to Vladimir Putin on Thursday, telling the Russian president that the Saudi government was determined to hold the guilty parties accountable and to make sure "they receive their punishment".

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih conceded on Wednesday that the scandal over Khashoggi had hurt the kingdom's image.

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