Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

White House says ‘saddened’ to hear Jamal Khashoggi’s death

White House Protesters Fail to Give Khashoggi Petition to US State Dept as No One Came OutCC BY 2.0 Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar
Kenny Thornton | 21 October, 2018, 05:55

Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist died inside the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul, was interviewed by Rula Jebreal for Newsweek magazine.

The Saudi king also ordered the setting up of a ministerial body under the chairmanship of the crown prince to restructure the kingdom's intelligence agency and "define its powers precisely", Saudi state media said.

The discussion didn't go well and escalated physically, which "led to a brawl and a fist fight" and "led to his [Khashoggi] death", The Saudi attorney general said in a statement.

According to CNN, five high-ranking Saudi officials have been fired, and 18 other Saudis have been arrested and are still being detained.

The explanation marked a sharp U-turn for the kingdom which had always insisted that Khashoggi - a prominent critic of the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) - had left the consulate shortly after he had entered on October 2.

In its report, titled Saudis' Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter Insider, the daily claimed that the Saudi administration is conducting operations on the social media platform Twitter to silence opposing names overseas and inside Saudi Arabia.

President Donald Trump on Friday said he finds Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of a dissident journalist "credible", putting him at odds with his own intelligence agencies and some members of his own party.

"The Secretary-General stresses the need for a prompt thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr Khashoggi's death and full accountability for those responsible".

The decision to overhaul the intelligence apparatus and sack members of the crown prince's inner circle is created to "distance the crown prince from the murder", said analysis firm Eurasia Group.

The announcement could ease strains with the USA and Turkey but leaves lingering questions about the extent of Prince Mohammed's role in and knowledge of the incident.

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Given the days of indignant denials by the Saudi leadership it's doubtful we would have even got this far without sustained global pressure.

"I don't think it hurts politically as much as some media are saying", said Marc Short, Trump's former legislative affairs director.

Saudi Arabia faces growing criticism from U.S. lawmakers over Khashoggi's slaying.

Khashoggi also criticised Prince Mohammed's lack of "proper advisers".

"Those responsible for the killing must be held to account and must face justice".

The Saudi authorities have not yet said where his body is.

It's believed Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside his country's embassy in Turkey, causing a diplomatic crisis. "I've heard no tape, I've seen no transcript", Pompeo told reporters late this past week.

Earlier Friday, Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country has not provided the audio recording of Khashoggi's alleged killing to American officials but promised that Turkey would "share with the world" the results of its investigation, according to Anadolu.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, tweeted, "To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr. Khashoggi is an understatement". "This is far from the end and we need to keep up the worldwide pressure".

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