United Kingdom premier to raise Khashoggi killing with bin Salman

Erika Holt
December 3, 2018

"They are a relationship that has mattered for 70 years across Republican and Democrat administrations alike", said Pompeo, who previously served as the Central Intelligence Agency director.

The CIA has not committed on the report, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated that he has seen all the intelligence possessed by the USA on the killing of Khashoggi there is no direct evidence linking Prince Mohammed to the incident.

"I spoke to the Crown Prince to highlight our concerns and the need for better answers on the killing of Khashoggi and the need for cease fire in Yemen", PM Trudeau said.

"We believe that it will also be in the interest of Saudi Arabia to clarify all aspects of the murder and prosecute all perpetrators", he said.

The French government said the video showed 'a sort of contrast between the prince's face sporting an embarrassed smile and the president's face, which was rather stern and was keen to convey these messages in a very firm manner'.

He said investigations had "revealed that the person who ordered the killing was the head of the negotiations team", but did not identify any of the 11 people charged with the murder.

We expect that President Erdogan was given the word to "lighten up" on the Crown Prince.

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They also have a record of the prince talking about "making arrangements" to deal with Khashoggi from 2017.

The Turkish leader stated that Ankara mobilised all efforts since the brutal killing of the Washington Post columnist inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Oct. 16, 2018.

The crown prince's electronic messages were sent to Saud al-Qahtani, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. Chas Freeman, who served as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia in the early 90s, calls Prince Ahmed a "very quiet, unassuming, careful person" - a sharp contrast from the personality of the hard-charging crown prince.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Saudi Arabia is a key member, and Russian Federation and other leading oil producers will meet in Vienna on Dec 6-7 to discuss the oil market, as prices have been declining due to oversupply.

"Maybe he did or maybe he didn't!"

The adviser in question, Saud al-Qahtani, was sanctioned by the White House last month for his involvement in Khashoggi's death.

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