Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish media claims footage identifies Saudi men behind disappearance

10 October, 2018, 23:00 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • US may grant waivers on Iran crude sanctions

Longtime diplomat Aaron David Miller, who has negotiated Middle East policy on behalf of multiple administrations, tweeted following Khashoggi's death: 'If Saudis were involved in Jamal's death or disappearance, that's obviously on them.

"What the Saudis had been supplying the market with, were not from Riyadh's spare capacity but from tapping its oil stocks", Zanganeh said, according to the website.

"I'm not happy about it", Trump said of Khashoggi's disappearance. Government sources said at the weekend that police believed Khashoggi was killed by a team specially sent to Istanbul, thought to consist of 15 Saudis.

The announcement came as a surveillance image surfaced of Jamal Khashoggi walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just before he disappeared.

Brent crude futures are trading with losses of 1.4% shedding over $1 following reports that the Trump administration are actively mulling waivers on Iranian sanctions that it will reimpose next month for countries that are reducing their imports of Iranian oil.

Trump had previously said he was "concerned" about Khashoggi's fate.

"We're in contact with her now and we want to bring her to the White House", Trump said.

She had been waiting outside the consulate when her Khashoggi went inside. "I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to show the same level of sensitivity and release CCTV footage from the consulate".

Karen Elliott House, a veteran writer on Saudi affairs and chair of the board of trustees at RAND Corp., said USA support for the Yemen war is likely to be the focus of congressional criticism but won't endanger a relationship that has endured for decades, underpinned by shared strategic interests.

Politicians in the US, Riyadh's main ally, have warned that any harm done to the Washington Post contributor will jeopardise America's relations with the world's largest oil exporter.

Riyadh and Ankara have also differed on the subject of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where Saudi Arabia has unofficially backed the so-called United States "deal of the century", whereas Turkey has condemned the Trump administration's attempt to "force a deal on the Palestinians". Washington said on Friday it was considering waivers for nations that were reducing imports of Iranian oil.

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Tim Kaine, a Democratic Senator from the USA state of Virginia, said Khashoggi's disappearance is personal to him since the Saudi journalist had been living in the state.

Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in the USA for the past year. "We expect a thorough investigation and total transparency from the Saudi authorities on what happened".

Turkish sources with knowledge of the investigation told MEE they believed Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and the Turkish authorities are considering digging up the garden to see whether his remains are buried there.

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

Wednesday's Turkish media reports were the most detailed accounts yet of what they say is the Turkish government's investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.

"I would like to confirm that".

Khashoggi had written a series of columns for the Washington Post that were critical of Saudi Arabia's assertive Prince Mohammed, who has led a widely publicized drive to reform the conservative Sunni monarchy but has also presided over the arrests of activists and businessmen.

Turkey's Daily Sabah newspaper released the names of the suspects who supposedly arrived on two private jets and stayed at two hotels close to the consulate awaiting Khashoggi.

Whether this refers to the new General Directorate for Investigation as part of new Saudi state security departments created past year is unclear.

The Post has obtained video of the areas surrounding the consulate that purportedly shows when Khashoggi arrived at the consulate, as well as the movements of vehicles leaving the consulate two hours later. They have provided no evidence of his departure.

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