Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Central Intelligence Agency claims Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing in messages to hit squad

Central Intelligence Agency claims Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing in messages to hit squad

"Thank you very much". Turkey handed it to the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom - all those who wanted.

Saudi Arabia, while at first denying any role in the journalist's death, has since acknowledged that he was killed inside the consulate.

"For me, it is obvious that this is an issue that concerns not just Canada but a number of our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies", Trudeau said Saturday.

Notably, the greeting came a day after the Russian state media said Putin would be discussing Khashoggi's murder with Prince Salman at the summit.

"They are a relationship that has mattered for 70 years across Republican and Democrat administrations alike", said Pompeo, who previously served as the Central Intelligence Agency director. "We want to make sure that the murder is revealed in all aspects and that the perpetrators are tried". "It is distinct from any other factor going on", Mattis said in remarks at the Reagan National Defence Forum in California.

"They have spent decades trying to build themselves up as a respectable worldwide actor, and the crown prince has just destroyed that with one operation", says Bronson.

The Turkish leader, who has been vying for influence in the region with Saudi Arabia, said he did "not wish to cause any damage" to the royal family.

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Qahtani has emerged as a key player in the killing and a compelling link to the prince. French officials later said the men were discussing the killing of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the war in Yemen.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing is a worldwide matter never seen as a "political issue".

The two moments captured the dilemma facing world leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires this weekend: How to deal with the crown prince, who is dogged by controversy over the murder of a Saudi journalist but is also de facto leader of a rich, oil-producing kingdom that is a major global investor. He said Ankara has shared this evidence with all countries who requested it, including the United States, Britain, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

US President Donald Trump, Prince Mohammed's most vocal backer, did not have time for a one-on-one meeting.

"Maybe he did or maybe he didn't!" After offering numerous contradictory explanations, Riyadh later said Khashoggi had been killed and his body dismembered when negotiations to persuade him to return to Saudi Arabia failed.

The adviser in question, Saud al-Qahtani, was sanctioned by the White House last month for his involvement in Khashoggi's death. But some members of Congress have called for further action, and Republicans have begun defecting from the administration over its support for the Saudis.

The Senate on Wednesday advanced a resolution that would end USA military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen's civil war, issuing a rebuke to Trump after the White House opposed the bill.

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