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Arms, Oil, Ambassador: Dems Want Saudis To Face Consequences For Khashoggi Death

25 Octobre 2018

In a speech on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to suggest he was getting ready to release some information about the Turkish investigation, and would do so at his weekly speech on Tuesday to members of his ruling AK Party.

"I'm okay going through the deal if they show they are going to change", Graham said of a lucrative arms deal with the Saudis.

"It is ridiculous to believe that 18 people would go to Turkey to kill Mr. Khashoggi and no one in the government know nothing", he denounced, directly targeting the crown prince of saudi arabia.

Turkish police meanwhile are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for Mr Khashoggi's remains, two senior Turkish officials told on Thursday.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said Saudi Arabia's claim that Khashoggi died in a brawl wasn't credible.

He did not disclose the whereabouts of the journalist's body.

The annoucement, which came in a tweet from the Saudi foreign ministry, said that an initial investigation by the government's general prosecutor found that Khashoggi been in discussions with people inside the consulate when a quarrel broke out, escalating to a fatal fist fight.

"The explanations offered to date lack consistency and credibility". He sought to shield the 33-year-old crown prince from responsibility, as lawmakers in the USA and leaders around the world pin blame on the country's heir apparent. And while he described the crown prince's vision for the future as "impressive", Corker contrasted it with drastic moves in recent memory to jail high profile Saudis in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton, a flareup with Lebanon and the crown prince's "rookie mistake" in handling a blockade of Qatar.

Khashoggi was working to battle online abuse, and had wired money just weeks before his death to another Saudi exile, who was assembling a volunteer crew to combat the government's Twitter trolls, the Times reported.

The couple had been due to marry this month. "The Saudi's latest version of events still isn't credible, and the Trump administration must not be complicit in allowing them to sweep this under the rug".

The only way to find out what happened would be through an global investigation led by a United Nations -appointed panel, the editorial board of The Washington Post said.

"President Trump, Congress and leaders of the civilized world should demand to see verifiable evidence" about what happened to Khashoggi, Ryan said Saturday.

"We are far from seeing everything on the table and the perpetrators being brought to justice", she said.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said many questions remained "unanswered" and insisted "they require exhaustive and diligent investigation".

Britain's Foreign Office, which also has close ties to Riyadh, said it "was a awful act and those responsible must be held to account".

The Saudi statement, issued early Saturday from Riyadh, offers the official Saudi account of what happened inside the Saudi consulate on October 2.

Here is a look at the Saudi narrative regarding Khashoggi, as it developed.

Arms, Oil, Ambassador: Dems Want Saudis To Face Consequences For Khashoggi Death