Khashoggi Strangled And Dismembered After Entering Consulate

Khashoggi Strangled And Dismembered After Entering Consulate

Khashoggi Strangled And Dismembered After Entering Consulate

"The ongoing revelations about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as certain Saudi actions related to Yemen and Lebanon, have raised further serious concerns about the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decision makers in Saudi Arabia", NBC, which obtained a copy of the letter, reported.

The case has brought near unprecedented global scrutiny on Saudi Arabia and its powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, whom Khashoggi had criticized.

The five GOP lawmakers said they had concerns about cooperating with the kingdom before Khashoggi's death on October 2 and those worries have been exacerbated by doubts about the royal ruling family's leadership, NBC News reported.

"We did not get the impression that they were keen on genuinely cooperating with the investigation", the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Marco Rubio, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to cut off nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, according to a report on Wednesday. His body has not been found.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 Saudi suspects detained in Saudi Arabia over the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate after he entered the building on October 2.

Turkey is officially requesting that the 18 suspects are put on trial in Istanbul.

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The case has sorely strained relations between the ultra-conservative kingdom and the West. A critic of the Saudi royal family, Khashoggi had been living in exile in the United States.

"This crime has to be punished and the perpetrators identified".

He has met with Istanbul's chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan twice, and inspected the Saudi consulate.

Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, who travelled to Istanbul this week, left his hotel around 2110 GMT on Tuesday escorted by a convoy and went to the regional head offices of the Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT), the private DHA news agency reported.

He was headed to Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on Wednesday afternoon after a three-day visit.

Abdulkadir Selvi, a well-connected pro-government columnist for Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper, accused the Saudi prosecutor of "working to save the crown prince by covering up the investigation rather than shed light on the murder".

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