Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Donald Trump: US 'very tough' in bid to find missing Jamal Khashoggi

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Decades of close U.S. -Saudi relations, which have only intensified under Trump, appeared in jeopardy by the suggestion of a carefully plotted murder of a government critic.

"The US had no advance knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance" or of any kind of threat, he said Wednesday.

The version of events described by Turkish authorities is grisly. These leaks, largely matching across Turkey's state-run media and private Erdogan-linked outlets, likely come from the country's security services as another means to pressure the kingdom over Khashoggi's October 2 disappearance.

According to Hurriyet daily, nine Saudis who arrived in Istanbul on the same day that the journalist vanished, had bought luggage at the Grand Bazaar.

Pro-government Turkish newspapers released late yesterday the identity of 15 Saudi agents that are suspected of carrying out the murder.

Local media on Tuesday reported on the possibility that Khashoggi was kidnapped and taken aboard one of the private planes. CCTV footage shows him entering the consulate but never leaving it. The text on the screen from source in Turkish reads: "nine people enter from airport's E Gate on October 2, 2018 around 03:37". "About motivations, each case is different from the other, but generally it is the demand for a series of internal or external reforms in state public policy, the lack of absolute acceptance of official policies with demands for greater freedom and participation in decision-making", she said, regarding the arrests. Mr Dosari said he met Mr Mutreb several times for coffee and in restaurants and believed he was tasked with tracking Saudis living in the UK.

Erdogan was quoted by Turkish media on Thursday as telling journalists flying with him back home from a visit to Hungary that "we can not remain silent to such an incident".

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They say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.

Khaled Saffuri said the adviser, Saud al-Qahtani, told Khashoggi 'that the crown prince wants him back and said you are our son, you are loyal, the crown prince would like you to come and be his adviser, stuff like that'. "President Trump must ask the Saudis to give a full and credible account of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi inside their Istanbul consulate. I think we'll get to the bottom of it".

On Thursday morning, Trump told Fox News's early-morning show, Fox & Friends, that the U.S. is working with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to investigate what happened.

All three officials pressed MBS, as the Crown Prince is known, for more details and urged his government to support a transparent investigation, Sanders added.

Many renowned US intellectuals also called on the Trump administration to pressure the Saudi government to shed light on the Khashoggi case. "We don't have that information at this point right now".

"Saudi Arabia has never been a bastion for press freedom", Radsch said, but added that Trump's repeated cries of "fake news" and "enemy of the people" have made life risky for reporters around the globe. "We have jobs. We have a lot of things happening in this country". We've have a very good relationship. "Part of that is what we are doing with our defense systems and everybody is wanting them and frankly, I think that would be a very, very tough pill to swallow for our country". "I mean, there's no question about it", Corker said, The Hill reported.

Trump made Saudi Arabia the first stop on his first foreign trip as president in May 2017, but in recent weeks has appeared to sour a bit on Riyadh, complaining directly to King Salman about the cost of American support for the Saudi military and for OPEC oil price increases. The administration's Middle East agenda heavily depends on the Saudis, including efforts to counter Iranian influence in the region, fight extremism and build support for an expected plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. His Turkish fiancee waited outside. US intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Khashoggi before he vanished, according to the Post, which cited two people familiar with the information.

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