Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Trump says he doesn't feel betrayed by Saudis

Trump says he doesn't feel betrayed by Saudis

Istanbul's chief prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and his body "cut in pieces" in a premeditated killing immediately upon entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

The Istanbul prosecutor also said that a series of meeting with the chief prosecutor of Saudi Arabia had not yielded any "concrete results".

"The killing, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate in Turkey violates the norms of worldwide law".

It said it has arrested 18 suspects, who will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia. It is also pressing Saudi Arabia for information about who ordered Khashoggi's killing and the location of his remains.

The journalist, a fierce critic of Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, died in what the investigators called a pre-planned killing.

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The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul was a violation of global law, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Khashoggi, journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

In a sign of the pressure on the Saudi leadership to change course, top US officials on Wednesday demanded peace talks within a month to end the Yemen conflict. Saudi Arabia only recently acknowledged Turkish evidence showed the slaying was premeditated.

President Donald Trump has called the effort to hide Khashoggi's killing the "worst cover-up ever".

Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, who travelled to Istanbul this week, left his hotel around 2110 GMT on Tuesday escorted by a convoy and went to the regional head offices of the Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT), the private DHA news agency reported.

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The board said that Congress should summon CIA Director Gina Haspel, who was in Turkey last week and briefed Trump, and other senior USA officials and determine what they know about the killing.

Turkey has stopped short of blaming Saudi Arabia, but hinted that the murder could not have taken place without orders from someone in a senior position.

Asked if she held Crown Prince Mohammed or the Saudi royal family responsible, she said: "I and my government would like all those responsible, from the person who gave this order to those who carried it out, to be brought to justice and punished under worldwide law".

Turkey wants the suspects to be extradited. He also held a second meeting with Fidan and visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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