Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Saudi Arabia Now Says Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

Saudi Arabia Now Says Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the crown prince, disappeared after entering the consulate.

The latest change came Thursday when the Saudi prosecutor announced that the murder of Khashoggi was premeditated, three days after a Saudi official told ABC News, "There was never a plan to kidnap or kill him".

TASI, the largest Arab bourse, is 8.4 percent higher on the year.

Language in the bill stated that President Trump could request exceptions to the arms sale ban if he also submitted a report on a US investigation into anyone involved in "the murder of journalist and United States permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi". He was speaking at the Saudi investment conference in Riyadh dubbed "Davos in the Desert". Turkey's actions are making some wonder whether Prince Mohammed was involved in the killing, even though he publicly denounced it at an worldwide meeting on Wednesday.

"The Company is continuing to monitor ongoing developments in the region, and there can be no assurances in this regard", WWE said.

The development comes as Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel is set to brief US President Donald Trump on the investigation into Khashoggi's death.

Jamal Khashoggi son was brought to the royal court to meet with Saudi King Salman [facial expressions of Jamal Khashoggi's son bore a forced and arranged meeting with the king], in the meeting King Salman offered the kingdom deepest condolences to the Khashoggi's family over the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

As the diplomatic backlash continues, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to adopt a resolution that urges EU countries to impose an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia.

U.S. President Donald Trump, the kingdom's staunchest Western ally, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying Prince Mohammed bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to Khashoggi's death.

Turkish officials and some USA lawmakers allege the crown prince ordered the operation in which Jamal Khashoggi killed.

Turkey did not have "any desire" to take the case to an global court, he added, but would be willing to share information and the outcomes of its investigation.

Turkish officials also told the Associated Press that investigators were looking for Khashoggi's remains in a nearby forest and in a city about two hours away from Istanbul.

So far, Saudi authorities have arrested 18 people in connection with the killing and fired top security officials considered close to MBS.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Khashoggi's murder a "savage killing" and demanded Riyadh punish those responsible, no matter how highly placed.

But Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would fulfill its commitment to sell Saudi Arabia 400 precision bombs despite his "dismay" over the "terrible murder" of Khashoggi.

The president's briefing comes as the pressure increases on Saudi Arabia to reveal what happened after their initial denials were proven false and their later explanations have shifted.

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