Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Saudis killed Khashoggi with United States support: Iran's Rouhani

Saudis killed Khashoggi with United States support: Iran's Rouhani

Investigators are examining the Saudi Consul-General's residence in Istanbul.

The latest focus appears to be on a well in the garden of the Saudi consulate building.

"We're making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Mr Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence".

"I want to send them a message that they can not do this as long as there is a king named Salman bin Abdul Aziz and a crown prince named Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, and a president in Turkey named Erdogan".

Erdogan did not blame Crown Prince Mohammed by name in his speech. Asked whether the administration is reassessing the crown prince as an ally, Kushner said that "once we have all the facts then we'll make an assessment".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's calling for an independent, credible investigation with accountability - from top to bottom. "The criminal investigation continues in Turkey".

Trump said that he was convinced King Salman had no advance knowledge of the incident, according to the Journal. "This is at [King Salman's] discretion but this is my suggestion". "If his body was given to a local collaborator, who is he?"

Two sources told Reuters on Thursday that Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel has heard the recording during her visit to Turkey this week.

A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage on foreign trips was seen at the consulate before the Washington Post columnist's death.

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It also agreed to provide up to the same amount again on deferred payment for import of oil, the announcement added. The Khan government has already told Beijing it wants to renegotiate terms in regard to CPEC .

Soon after the murder on 2 October, Turkish media quoted officials as saying they had audio recordings of Khashoggi's interrogation and death, but gave no details about the contents or how the audio had been obtained. Until now, media have been updated with a steady stream of reports by anonymous Turkish officials.

The incident has severely dented the worldwide reputation of the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

But just hours before the face-to-face meeting, claims surfaced that he had ordered Mr Khashoggi's assassins to bring him his severed fingers as proof that the dissident was dead.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move to revoke visas was just a first step.

After denying Khashoggi's death for almost three weeks, the kingdom last week said the columnist was accidentally killed after a discussion at the consulate turned into an altercation.

In Turkey, Erdogan demanded that Saudi Arabia provide answers about where Khashoggi's body was and who ordered the operation. He also has said the US shouldn't cancel weapon sales to the kingdom in response to the killing of Khashoggi.

A person "familiar with the audio" told the Washington post that it was "compelling" and could lead the U.S. to hold Saudi Arabia accountable. "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up". "That is unacceptable to the government".

"Those behind this crime will be held accountable ... in the end justice will prevail".

The case has triggered an global outcry against Saudi Arabia.

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