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RSF calls for independent worldwide investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance

10 Octobre 2018

In Istanbul, Khashoggi met his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, a PhD student who had met Khashoggi at a seminar.

After going ahead with the S-400 missile deal with Russian Federation despite the U.S. threat of sanctions, reports now suggest that India may continue buying oil from Iran even after the sectoral sanction imposed by the United States begin on November 4.

The second wave of sanctions that would hit on November 4 would aim to bring Iran's oil exports to zero as claimed by USA officials. To reporters, to anybody.

Trump said Tuesday that he hadn't spoken to the Saudis about Khashoggi, "but I will be at some point", according to the Associated Press.

"We're demanding everything", Trump said when asked if he was demanding information from the Saudis. "That's why I want to say, we don't want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation".

'I would certainly concerned, ' he said.

She had been waiting outside the consulate when her Khashoggi went inside.

The details surrounding Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week remain a mystery, but according to a new report from the Post, U.S. intelligence officials seemed to have discovered a plan to capture him before it happened, and failed to successfully intervene. "It's a bad thing", Trump said.

"We have determined that it was on him when he walked into the consulate", a Turkish security official told Reuters.

Turkey's private NTV news channel identified one member of the alleged 15-member team as the head of a Saudi forensic science agency. "We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as available", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

In a fresh clue, a pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence from investigators it said identified a 15-member Saudi intelligence team involved in Khashoggi's unexplained disappearance on October 2.

Turkey's foreign minister said authorities would search the consulate in Istanbul as part of its investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance, saying Saudi officials were "open to cooperation", although it's unclear when the event would take place.

Prince Mohammed, who has ties to Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has introduced some economic and social reforms, allowing women to drive and opening movie theaters in the deeply conservative Muslim nation.

"The Saudis have a lot of explaining to do because all indications are that they have been involved at minimum with his disappearance", Corker told AP.

"Instead they're talking about 'sufficient pressure, ' which is their language for allowing banks to keep Iran connected to the global financial system, including through SWIFT or with oil waivers", the source said, referring to new efforts by officials in the Treasury Department and European allies to keep Iran connected to the premier worldwide banking system.

There has been fierce speculation over what happened to Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who wrote for Arab and Western media, after he vanished on October 2 following a visit to the consulate to obtain official documents.

The country's ambasador to the US, Prince Khaled bin Salman al-Saud - brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - described the accusations as "completely false and baseless". Khsashoggi was a prominent critic of the Saudi regime.

The images, published by Turkey's Sabah newspaper - an outlet close to the government - have not been verified by NBC News or Euronews.

A detailed Washington Post report cites flight data and security camera footage surrounding the incident.

The private jets flew out of Istanbul - with one going to Egypt and the other to Dubai.

RSF calls for independent worldwide investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance