Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

He was last seen October 2.

How did they explain it?

The public prosecutor said 18 people, all Saudi nationals, have been detained in connection to the probe.

Turkish government sources have alleged Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the prince and the Saudi government, was tortured and murdered and by a hit squad flown in from Riyadh. It said Mr. Kushner provided bin Salman top-secret USA intelligence on the names of royal family members who opposed him.

The remarks came after Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said that Khashoggi had died after "discussions" at the consulate turned into "a brawl and a fist fight".

The White House acknowledged the Saudis' announcement, stating that it would "continue to closely follow the worldwide investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process".

The White House issued a statement in response to the Saudi state media report, saying, "We will continue to closely follow the global investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process".

On Sunday, Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement confirming its support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Mr. Trump said, "I do".

ISTANBUL-A spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party vowed on Saturday that Turkey would "uncover what has happened" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hours after Saudi authorities said that Khashoggi had been killed during a fistfight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. "It's hard to find this latest "explanation" credible".

"He is moving toward a Saudi Arabia according to him, a Saudi Arabia according to Mohammed bin Salman only", said Khashoggi, who was himself a contributor to the Washington Post newspaper.

Mr. Castro, appearing on CNN, floated the conspiracy that President Trump's White House target Mr. Khoshoggi in alliance with Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, the country's 33-year-old de facto ruler. Turkish media quote officials as saying Khashoggi has been killed and dismembered inside the consulate.

In Washington's first response to Saudi Arabia's confirmation that the US-based writer was dead, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said merely that the USA "acknowledges the announcement".

October 7: Turkish officials say Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned the administration to be skeptical of the Saudis' claims and called for the U.S.to launch its own investigation.

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