Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in Jamal Khashoggi killing

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in Jamal Khashoggi killing

"I fully understand and share the emotions sparked by the death of Jamal Khashoggi under circumstances that must be clarified", Pouyanne said. Of the 15 Saudis, only nine were inside the consulate at the time of the killing, they said. Notably, the Post has demanded sanctions not against Saudi Arabia as such, but against "MBS and his cutthroats". If he still refused after two days, he would be released, the officials said.

"There should have never been an execution or a cover-up, because it should have never happened", Trump told reporters.

Mr Johnson wrote in his Daily Telegraph column that "we can not just let it pass", and, while the United Kingdom has crucial trade and security links with the Gulf State, "the United Kingdom and the U.S. must lead other countries in holding Saudi Arabia properly to account". "It's incredibly hard to take at face value anything the Saudi government is saying about this episode".

Riyadh initially denied knowledge of Mr Khashoggi's fate before saying on Saturday he was killed in a fight in the consulate, an account met with skepticism from several Western governments, straining their relations with the world's biggest oil exporter. "But we'll also do so in the context of our vital national interests and the important and more than half-century long relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia", Pence said.

"The first thing they did is to remove the hard disk in the camera system of the consulate", Erdogan said.

"Now I am asking, who is this local cooperator?"

Another unanswered question is where Khashoggi's body ended up. Turkish media claim they found personal possessions which they swabbed for DNA.

He added he's expecting a full report on Khashoggi's murder soon.

Saudi officials originally said Khashoggi, who entered the diplomatic mission on Oct 2, had left unharmed, before announcing Friday he was killed inside the building in what they described as an altercation.

"So far the facts and evidence shows that Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a very cruel murder", he said, calling on the Saudis to collaborate with Turkey's investigation and be held legally responsible for their actions.

Presume Erdogan knows more than he revealed today, and capitals know he knows more.

The crisis triggered by the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is hurting Saudi Arabia's plans to attract and retain worldwide stock-market investors.

"The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority", Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News.

The European Parliament is holding a plenary session on the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Strasbourg with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Council Federica Mogherini giving a statement on the case.

While Mr Erdogan stopped short of making direct accusations, his speech adds to pressure on Riyadh, which has been facing a wave of global scepticism since claiming over the weekend that Crown Prince Mohammed was not involved in the killing.

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