Home » Money

Congress Threatens Sanctions Against Saudi Arabia over Journalist Disappearance

12 October, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • Report: U.S. Knew of Saudi Plan to Capture WaPo Columnist, Failed to Stop It

Trump told reporters he had talked with officials in Saudi Arabia "at the highest level" about Khashoggi's disappearance, but offered no indication on his whereabouts.

"Frankly I think that would be a very very tough pill to swallow for our country".

"What was explained to us is this: He was killed, make your funeral preparations", Kislakci said.

The Magnitsky process, which involves 120 day investigation, "creates lots of pressure" on the Saudis and the Trump White House, he said.

In this photo from February 1, 2015, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks at a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. He has said he spoke with the Saudis about what he called a "bad situation", and also said the U.S. was working "very closely" with Turkey. "We don't know what happened yet".

US officials quoted by the Post described the intelligence concerning a Saudi plot to abduct Khashoggi as too vague to trigger a warning to the journalist under longstanding American policy. The videos show one of two private jets arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport early in the morning on October 2, the date Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate to arrange papers for a marriage. A spokesman for the State Department insisted the USA government had "no advance warning" of Khashoggi's disappearance.

The Post, citing anonymous USA officials familiar with the intelligence, said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Mr Khashoggi from his home in Virginia, where he lived most recently, to Saudi Arabia and then detain him.

"If you let him get away with killing journalists in his 30s, it's only going to get worse, and so this has got to be nipped in the bud", Corker said of Prince Mohammed. "We don't like it and we're going to get to the bottom of it", he added.

While no suspects were named, and the lawmakers' letter to the president is only a preliminary step toward taking punitive action, it marked a departure from decades of close U.S. -Saudi relations that have only intensified under Trump.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nations League a 'senseless' competition
In many ways it was an uncharacteristic City performance but a controlled one which satisfied Guardiola. Jurgen Klopp's side now sit level on points with Man City at the top of the Premier League table.

However, three USA law enforcement sources said that because Khashoggi is not an American citizen and disappeared outside the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has no automatic jurisdiction to get involved in the case and could only become involved if requested by a foreign government such as Turkey.

There are fears that Jamal Khashoggi, who's contributed columns to The Washington Post, has been murdered.

He has also repeatedly assailed Riyadh's role leading the war against Yemen's rebel Houthis, a campaign closely identified with Prince Mohammed that has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and generated a major humanitarian disaster.

Trump said he didn't know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and expressed hope that the 59-year-old writer, who went missing a week ago, was still alive.

"If the Saudi government sent a bunch of people to kill him and chop him up and then they left, if that's what happened, I'm telling you what's gonna happen on Capitol Hill is a complete revolt against our policies with Saudi Arabia, ' said Rubio, adding that would be "unfortunate" because the Saudis are important partners when it comes to "containing" Iran's influence. I don't trust them one bit".

Asked about suggestions that Washington should consider blocking further arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Trump told Fox that would hurt U.S.jobs.

Saudi royal guards, intelligence officers, soldiers and an autopsy expert were part of a 15-member team from the kingdom that targeted missing writer, local Turkish media reported. "We're working with Turkey, We're working with Saudi Arabia", he said.

"Therefore, I believe Khashoggi's assassination will lead to a significant imbalance of relations, which was clearly reflected in the call by American officials to stop exporting arms to Riyadh and to hold those involved in Khashoggi's assassination accountable".



Khashoggi 'hit squad' included a forensics expert and a former diplomat
Cengiz called on President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to "help shed light" on Khashoggi's disappearance . Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says the proposal to set up the committee was made by Saudi Arabia.

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia critical of umpire Angel Hernandez
Holt raked his triple in the next exchange, scoring Xander Bogaerts and Pearce. "Steven (Wright) gets hurt at 4:00 before Game 1". Former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) shined in his first career postseason start, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings.

Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes
The only other time Facebook tried to sell hardware was in 2013, when it built the software for a custom HTC phone that flopped. Facebook partnered with Spotify Premium , Pandora , iHeartRadio , Food Network , and Newsy - and it promised to add more soon.

In Pics: US First Lady visits Giza Pyramids
As she says, the campaign is "shining a spotlight on successful programs and organizations that teach children tools and skills". But the president twice has proposed slashing the agency's money. "And that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that".

Maharashtra women’s panel asks Nana Patekar to respond to sexual harassment allegations
She said that Patekar, 67, was inappropriate during a song sequence for the 2008 move " Horn OK Pleassss ". Mumbai Police, too, has been asked to file a report within 10 days.

Peyton Manning gives hilarious congrats to Brees
Can see the video? Manning probably had the best reaction to Brees breaking his record, which he set in 2015 while playing for the Denver Broncos .

Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K
Under these two processors is the 6C/6T chip in the new Core i5-9600K, with 9MB of L3 cache and a higher base CPU clock of 3.7GHz. Similarly, video editing with Adobe Premiere is up to 34 percent and 97 percent faster respectively, as per Intel's own testing.

Limo that crashed, killing 20 people failed inspection; driver wasn’t properly licensed
Three years ago, four women were killed in a limousine on Long Island as they toured wineries when the vehicle was hit by a truck. Police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash and did not comment on the speed of the limousine.

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh, says he was 'proven innocent'
Democrats have said that an FBI investigation into the allegations that Trump ordered was too limited in scope to be useful. After taking the oath of office, Kavanaugh spoke to the audience vowing to serve the law in the Supreme Court .

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas wishes Maurizio Sarri joined team 'a bit earlier'
This is part of the game, it's still early for me. "I'm very open about it", Fabregas said. "But I'd love to stay at the club". He is a player that has many good sides to him.