Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul for missing journalist on Monday

Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul for missing journalist on Monday

Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul for missing journalist on Monday

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are expected to conduct a joint "inspection" on Monday of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, almost two weeks after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish authorities said.

Khashoggi, a US resident, disappeared after entering the consulate to get marriage documents. Turkey believes he was murdered and his body removed.

And Rubio said that no USA government officials should be attending the Saudi conference until they get some official answers about what happened.

The Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., later sought to "clarify" those threats on Twitter, noting that "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends it appreciation to all, including the USA administration, for refraining from jumping to conclusions on the ongoing investigation".

Saudi Arabia has responded by saying it would retaliate against any pressure or economic sanctions "with greater action", and Arab allies rallied to support it, setting up a potential showdown between the global oil superpower and its main Western allies.

"It would lead to Saudi Arabia's failure to commit to producing 7.5 million barrels".

JPMorgan Chase & Company chief executive officer Jamie Dimon and Ford Motor Company chairman Bill Ford said Monday they would not be going, joining a list that also includes Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, HP executive Joanna Popper and Android's creator Andy Rubin. At the moment Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to keep his own plans to attend - though Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says they're evaluating the situation closely.

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Aldakhil added that Saudi arms purchases from the US and other trade could be at risk as well. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Fellow Republican, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, appearing on "This Week", called for "severe action" which he said would affect arms sales and involvement in Yemen.

Crude oil futures rose on Monday as geopolitical tension over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked worry about supply, although concern about the long-term outlook for demand dragged on prices.

The exchange dropped by over 500 points, then clawed back some of the losses, ending the day down 264 points, or more than 4 percent.

The crisis has polarized Saudis, with some blaming the nation's enemies and others concerned about the direction the country is heading under Prince Mohammed.

The Washington Post, citing unidentified USA and Turkish officials, reported that Turkey had told US officials it has audio and video recordings that prove Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.

Prince Khaled al-Faisal, a senior member of Saudi Arabia's ruling family and senior advisor to King Salman, has met Erdogan to discuss Khashoggi's disappearance, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters without providing details. There is no alternative to carrying out this inspection.

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