Jamal Khashoggi’s remains taken out of Saudi consulate, Turkey suggests

Jamal Khashoggi’s remains taken out of Saudi consulate, Turkey suggests

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 for paperwork.

In this December 15, 2014 file photo, Jamal Khashoggi, then general manager of a new Arabic news channel speaks during a press conference, in Manama, Bahrain.

Following a day of meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Mr Pompeo said the Saudi leaders understood the importance of producing a quick but thorough report on Mr Khashoggi's fate after entering the consulate on October 2.

'It certainly looks that way to me, it's very sad.

Addressing reporters at the White House after his return to the U.S., Pompeo said he advised President Donald Trump to give Saudi Arabia "a few more days" to complete their investigation into the matter.

"Trump's getting some criticism for his bold soft-on-murder stance, but some people still have his back", Colbert said, showing a clip of televangelist Pat Robertson "downplaying Khashoggi's murder and prioritizing the financial benefit of siding with Saudi Arabia", notably when it comes to arms sales.

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"But it may cause them to limit some of the excesses that we have seen recently".

'We'll be making a statement, a very strong statement'. The Saudis have dismissed those reports as baseless but have yet to explain what happened to the writer.

Allen noted that Pompeo continues to call the situation a "disappearance", not a murder, despite US intelligence likely possessing its own evidence of exactly what happened to Khashoggi.

In Istanbul, a leaked surveillance photo showed a man who has been a member of the crown prince's entourage during trips overseas walking into the Saudi Consulate just before Mr Khashoggi vanished there.

The Saudi government has repeatedly denied murdering Khashoggi.

The Turkish authorities say they have audio and video evidence of the killing - although these have not been made public.

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Early in the Turkish investigation, focus was given to the movements of 14 vehicles that came and left the consulate the day of Khashoggi's disappearance. It certainly looks that way, ' the US President said today in Washington DC.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders said at a news conference at United Nations headquarters that Turkey should request that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres initiate a transparent investigation.

Appearing on CBSN previous year, Khashoggi himself warned the Trump administration's embrace of Saudi leadership could backfire, and he criticized the Saudi crown prince's behavior in foreign policy as "impulsive". Khashoggi refused, and was killed.

'Friends, loved ones, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, that's a casket. "Unfortunately, this kind of news which related with his killing in a barbaric way is coming out".

Jamal Khashoggi was last seen in security camera footage while walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul's Levent district on October 2 from its rear entrance.

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