Saudis 'to admit to killing journalist in interrogation that went wrong'

Saudis 'to admit to killing journalist in interrogation that went wrong'

On Monday afternoon, CNN drew a similar picture of the Saudis' impending response, reporting that Riyadh would "acknowledge Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was meant to lead to his abduction from Turkey".

And so what the statement will say, according to the CNN report, is that Mohammed bin Salman might have been aware of the rendition, but wasn't responsible for the murder. It said one of the sources told them that the intention was to abduct Khashoggi and it had not been authorized by the Saudi government.

October 7: Saudi government officials deny involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance after reports that he was killed. He says the U.S.is working with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to figure out what happened.

Since self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul this month and vanished, his case has sparked worldwide intrigue and outrage and put leaders of his homeland on the defensive.

Saudi Arabia plowed $27 million into lobbying in Washington previous year, making it one of the highest-spending countries seeking to influence USA policy, according to public records.

Turkish officials have said that two private planes carrying 15 Saudi operatives flew to Turkey and the men were seen arriving at the consulate shortly before Khashoggi entered the compound.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump spoke by phone with King Salman, who is the crown prince's father. Khashoggi has been critical of the Saudi regime and is believed to have been killed in the consulate before being cut into pieces with a bone saw and smuggled back to Saudi Arabia.

Endeavor is exploring the possibility of backing out of its $400 million deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Variety has confirmed.

Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King ‘immediately’ over missing journalist
Turkish and Saudi authorities have now been told to launch a "credible investigation" into Mr Khashoggi's disappearance. Trump tweeted Monday that he had spoken with the Saudi king, "who denies any knowledge" of what happened to Khashoggi.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated an accusation that a personal financial transaction with Saudi Arabia has resulted in a softer response from President Donald Trump in the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!"

Companies and executives in other industries also appeared to distance themselves from the Saudis Monday.

"All I can do is report what he told me", he said.

Manchester United sources insist the club is not for sale following speculation over a takeover bid by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

In August, Freeland sent a tweet condemning Saudi Arabia's decision to jail prominent women's rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah.

Martin Beck, a Professor at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, told DW that Saudi Arabia could strike back at possible U.S. sanctions by cutting down on its oil production.

Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford also pulled out, as well as media organizations like CNN and Bloomberg which once served as sponsors of the conference.

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