Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Saudi King Salman steps in as Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

Saudi King Salman steps in as Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

Other business leaders who have said they would not attend the conference, including Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, said they were concerned about Khashoggi's disappearance. According to that narrative, the crown prince had approved an interrogation or rendition of Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia, but the intelligence official was tragically incompetent as he eagerly sought to prove himself.

From South Africa, however, there has been silence - raising questions about whether potential Saudi investment in state arms company Denel could be playing a role.

Pakistan Monday welcomed efforts of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to jointly investigate the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and expressed the hope that the two brotherly countries will be able to address the matter. He has not been seen since.

Saudi Arabia may have agreed to the search in order to appease its Western allies and the global community.

"The allegations against [Saudi government seat] Riyadh".

Many members of the US Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with Saudi Arabia, have issued strong criticism of the kingdom over the case.

Saudi stocks recently took a hit as investors fretted over the diplomatic fallout from the affair and the specter of political instability in the kingdom.

The move comes in response to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident columnist who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

He vanished during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago.

The case has provoked an worldwide outcry against Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, with more media and business executives pulling out of a planned investment conference there this month.

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Foreign Minister Marise Payne says she is discussing with government colleagues and officials in her department how Australia will react.

"Listen I am concerned", he said. The Arabic-language daily Okaz wrote a headline yesterday in English warning: "Don't Test Our Patience".

"Palestine was - and shall remain - on the side of Saudi Arabia", Abbas said in a statement.

The Arab News' headline was above a front-page editorial by Dubai-based real-estate tycoon Khalaf al-Habtoor calling on Gulf Arab nations to boycott worldwide firms now backing out of a planned economic summit in Riyadh later this month.

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for a Saudi journalist's disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia's King Salman strongly denied any knowledge of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.

"He may meet with all of them together".

One of the sources acknowledged that the report is still being prepared and cautioned that things could change.

- Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 15, 2018 Next month, I plan to give the Senate another chance to vote on my resolution to end our support for the war in Yemen, to reassert Congressional authority over matters of war, and to show the Saudis that they do not have a blank check to continue human rights violations.

United States politicians have backed the call for tough punitive action against the Saudis, while Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for a "credible investigation" into his disappearance.

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