Crown prince was unaware of Khashoggi's death, Saudi official says

26 October, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Jamal Khashoggi at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland in 2011

Lindsey Graham expressed skepticism of the Saudi account, which was vastly different than that given by Turkish officials, who had said an "assassination squad" sent by the kingdom had killed and dismembered Khashoggi.

The journalist has relatives still living in Saudi Arabia and three children who hold USA citizenship. His following columns criticize the prince and the kingdom's direction. Saudi Arabia does not know where Khashoggi's body is, he told Fox News.

-Sept. 29: Khashoggi travels to London and speaks at a conference.

CNN aired surveillance footage showing a man in Mr Khashoggi's dress shirt, suit jacket and pants.

Khashoggi's fiancee was waiting for him outside the consulate's front door.

"Jamal is a Saudi citizen who went missing after leaving the consulate", he wrote.

However, Madrid's analysis was based on information shared by Saudi prosecutors, and did not openly question Riyadh's shifting versions of events.

Turkish officials have told Reuters that Khashoggi's killers may have dumped his remains in Belgrad Forest adjacent to Istanbul, and at a rural location near the city of Yalova, 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Istanbul. Saudi Arabia initially strongly denied this but has since claimed that he died during a "brawl" at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Turkish officials suggest Khashoggi might still be in the consulate. That night, Prince Mohammed tells Bloomberg: "We have nothing to hide".

"There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up", he said, adding, "That is unacceptable in any government".

He also asserted that Saudi Arabia is determined to find the truth and is now investigating the killing of the journalist. However, he said he would visit Riyadh as planned for talks with his counterpart on joint efforts to counter terrorist financing and plans by Washington to reimpose sanctions against Iran in November. The consulate rejects what it calls "baseless allegations".


The government said concerns following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 were behind the decision.

Madani's role as an alleged Khashoggi body double is the latest in the evolving investigation into the killing. Khashoggi's fiancée asks President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for help. Regarding the Saudi arrests, he said, "It's a big first step".

-Oct. 12: Trump again pledges to find out what happened to Khashoggi.

Sen. Bob Corker: "It's just not a credible story for somebody to walk in with 15 other people and get into a fistfight and lose their life". Germany is the fourth-biggest exporter of weapons to Saudi Arabia, behind the US, Britain and France.

The Scottish Government announced plans earlier this month to appoint five new in-market energy specialists in countries seen as having significant growth opportunities for energy supply chain exports from Scotland.

Could the current worldwide backlash to Saudi Arabia prove to be the tipping point on one of Britain's most controversial and divisive relationships? Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Mideast over the case. Meanwhile, business leaders say they won't attend an upcoming economic summit in the kingdom that's the brainchild of Prince Mohammed.

Celik pointed to CCTV footage published by CNN on Monday, which the American broadcaster claimed showed one of the Saudi officials acting as a body double for Khashoggi and leaving the consulate.

FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin.

Turkish investigators allege that 15 Saudi agents killed Khashoggi, who was living in exile in the United States, shortly after he entered the consulate.

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