France Hits 18 Saudis with Sanctions over Khashoggi Murder

Cavusoglu reveals details of possible Erdogan's meeting with Saudi Crown Prince

France Hits 18 Saudis with Sanctions over Khashoggi Murder

France appears to be shrugging off concerns about the Saudi crown prince's presence at a Group of 20 summit next week, despite global concern over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "There would be a much bigger worldwide outcry", Farage told Fox News.

The Danish Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that it would not approve future weapons and military equipment exports to the country following the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and as the kingdom continues to play a role in the conflict in Yemen.

Starting with saying, "the world is a very risky place", U.S. President Donald Trump released an official statement this week on why the White House is standing with Saudi Arabia after veteran Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Al-Jubeir maintained the kingdom's position neither the crown prince nor his father, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, are responsible for the Saudi dissident's death, pending results of the kingdom's investigation.

"In one sense, Trump is saying "I will turn a blind eye" no matter what happens", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with CNN Turk broadcaster.

Speaking to reporters, the U.S. president said he did not know who was behind it but cited "vehement" denials by the crown prince and the Saudi king.

A Turkish daily reported the Central Intelligence Agency was in possession of a recording in which the crown prince ordered to "silence Khashoggi". First, they said he had walked out of the embassy. After offering numerous contradictory explanations, Riyadh said last week that Khashoggi was killed and his body dismembered when "negotiations" to persuade him to return to Saudi Arabia failed.

These perceived "fairy tales" were obviously meant to shield the Crown Prince's involvement.

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the murder was ordered by the highest levels of the Saudi leadership. However, a Central Intelligence Agency analysis leaked to the United States media went further, reportedly pointing the finger at the crown prince.

Under Mr. Schiff, the committee will also look at the U.S. -Saudi Arabia relationship in a broader sense, and how the Middle Eastern government treats those that publicly criticize their leaders.

After lengthy denials, Saudi authorities admitted responsibility and said 21 people had been taken into custody.

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