Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia: Dimon, Schwarzman, Fink wanted conference delay

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President Donald Trump said Monday that he is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi King Salman amid the mounting worldwide backlash over missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, who recently has been living in Virginia and writing columns for The Washington Post, hasn't been seen since October 2, when he entered the Saudi Consulate to handle paperwork for his upcoming marriage.

The impact on relations between the US and Saudi Arabia could be far reaching, if it's found that the Saudis were involved with Khashoggi's disappearance, said Michael Morrell, former acting and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a CBS national security correspondent, on CBS This Morning. "And we would be very upset and angry if that were the case".

Unconfirmed reports said that Khashoggi was likely killed inside the compound, which were denied by Saudi officials as "baseless".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Riyadh today, the State Department said, adding that 'the president has called for a prompt and open investigation'.

CNN received no response when reaching out to the CEO, managing director and organizers of the conference about whether a delay had been discussed.

Trump has said repeatedly he does not want to halt a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia - as some in Congress have suggested - because it would harm the USA economically. "The king firmly denies any knowledge of it".

A Turkish team entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday evening to conduct a search over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, live broadcast showed.

Late Monday, Khashoggi's family issued a statement in which they acknowledged for the first time that the journalist was no longer alive. The inspection came less than a day after Erdoğan spoke to King Salman on the phone.

Khashoggi, 59, who writes for the Washington Post, has said he feared being arrested as part of a crackdown on dissident voices by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"At the low end of the spectrum would be limited sanctions against those individuals and those entries who were specifically involved in the murder", Morrell said. "Who knows, we're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial".

Crown Prince Mohammad - second in command to King Salman - wants to make his mark in the world of football and views Glazer-owned Manchester United as the ideal acquisition, The Sun reported today, citing 'well-placed sources'.

There was also a suggestion they had meant to abduct Khashoggi and take him to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Gulf states in a military campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Turkish diplomatic sources had said the consulate would be searched by a joint Turkish-Saudi team. Despite being anxious for his safety, he had gone into the consulate in Istanbul to get a document necessary to marry his Turkish fiancee, the partner and friends have said.

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