Saudi Arabia probing Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia probing Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia probing Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Donald Trump

Pompeo responded, "Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Donald Trump".

The President said the King denied any knowledge of what had happened to Mr. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Crown Prince. I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!'

"Answers will be forthcoming shortly", Trump added.

An audio recording has emerged of the alleged torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Sky sources.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey, the Turkish media reported October 16.

The crisis over Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent murder at the Saudi Consulate in Turkey, which US lawmakers believe was an orchestrated hit by the Saudi government, has opened a growing rift between President Trump and congressional Republicans just three weeks before the midterms.

Khashoggi vanished after entering the consulate for official documents ahead of his upcoming wedding to his Turkish fiancee.

Trump's attempt to distance himself from profiting from Saudi Arabia is undercut by a long record showing deals his companies made with that country's government and citizens, media reports said. Earlier on Monday, The New York Times and CNN, quoting unnamed sources, reported that Saudi Arabia would acknowledge Khashoggi's death was "the result of an interrogation that went wrong".

He said Turkish authorities had not asked him to go, adding: "He wanted to leave".

High energy prices threaten economic damage, but likely to continue: IEA
Iranian oil exports in September fell to 1.63 million bpd, down 800,000 bpd from recent 2Q18 peaks, the agency estimated. Meanwhile, Brent oil price for December delivery gained 0.17 US dollars to 80.43 USA dollars per barrel.

According to the newspaper, one of the men has been photographed accompanying the royal on his foreign visits.

Trump's previous warnings over the case drew an angry response Sunday from Saudi Arabia and its state-linked media, including a suggestion that Riyadh could wield its oil production as a weapon. An IMF spokesman said she had postponed her planned trip to the Middle East with a stop in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. lawmakers have been demanding scrapping of the Dollars 110 billion mega defence deal with Riyadh, whereas heads of several companies, CEOs, newspapers have announced not to attend an upcoming finance conference in Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday, Saudi's consul general reportedly left Turkey hours after it was announced his official residence would be searched in connection with the journalist's disappearance.

The consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi, left Turkey on a commercial flight bound for Saudi Arabia earlier on Tuesday.

Graham, who had previously been a staunch defender of Saudi Arabia, did not provide any evidence to support his claim that the crown prince is responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance.

The Turkish team that searched the consulate took away soil samples and a metal door from the garden, a Reuters witness said, but a senior official acknowledged the difficulty of collecting evidence 13 days after the incident.

The source said the recording later reveals the journalist was "drugged" and "killed", before a Saudi forensics expert told others to put in headphones and listen to music while he took seven minutes to dismember the body.

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