Turks claim Pompeo has heard recording of Khashoggi 'torture'

Turks claim Pompeo has heard recording of Khashoggi 'torture'

Turks claim Pompeo has heard recording of Khashoggi 'torture'

Turkish police on Wednesday began searching the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul for their investigation, with forensics experts in white overalls entering the building, an AFP correspondent said.

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which sponsors the event, took a minority stake in Deadline and Variety owner PMC earlier this year for a reported $200 million. "They spend $40 million, $50 million", he said at a rally in Mobile, Alabama, in August 2015.

However, a number of major businesses - including Goldman Sachs, Pepsi and EDF - are still intending to go despite growing pressure for a boycott. "They've made clear to me they, too, understand the serious nature of the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi", Pompeo said.

The feed provided evidence of an assault and a struggle that had occurred earlier in the day inside the consulate.

"We're working with the intelligence from numerous countries", he said. "This is the best intelligence we could have".

A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, who has been pushing for a defence industry agreement with Saudi Arabia, said: "It would be inappropriate to comment while the investigation is under way".

"And finally, the injustice he has caused by killing the journalist Jamal Khashoggi", it added.

Khashoggi did not reappear from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 where he went to collect documents for his planned marriage.

Turkish reports say Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate by members of an assassination squad with ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Meanwhile, CNN reported Friday that Turkish officials suspected within hours of Khashoggi's disappearance that he had likely been killed.


Khashoggi, who was often critical of the Saudi government in his reporting, disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Al-Otaibi had left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday.

Yeni Safak, which is close to the government, quotes him as telling alleged Saudi agents sent to Istanbul: "Do this outside".

'Friends, loved ones, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, that's a casket.

Pompeo told reporters that he advised Trump that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi, which has caused an worldwide outcry and strained Saudi relations with western countries and corporations.

Turkish sources have told the Reuters news agency the authorities have an audio recording indicating Khashoggi, a United States resident who wrote columns for the Washington Post, was killed.

"This one has caught the imagination of the world, unfortunately". "We will probably know that by the end of the week", Trump said.

The statement said Saudi Arabia faced "crises and problems" because of "injustice and unfair policies that MBS is responsible for", using an acronym for the crown prince.

"The UK remains very concerned about Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance".

He told AP news agency he was unhappy with the global condemnation of Saudi Arabia, saying it was being treated "guilty until proven innocent".

"If the President refuses to stand up to Saudi Arabia, it is incumbent upon Congress to take a stand to not only defend United States values, but to send a strong signal of support to journalists and democracy activists everywhere", Hoyer added.

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