US to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Merkel And Erdogan Mark 50 Years Of Turkish Immigration

Merkel And Erdogan Mark 50 Years Of Turkish Immigration

"They (the Saudis) had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups", Trump said, according to The Hill. The execution was terrible.

"There should have never been an execution or a cover-up, because it should have never happened", Trump told reporters.

Saudi Arabia has admitted he was killed there, but Khashoggi's body has not yet been found.

The State Department is revoking visas and taking other measures in the wake of the ordeal. "These penalties will not be the last word", he told reporters on Tuesday. (PA) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Asked whether she will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to suspend arms sales to Riyadh, May insisted that Britain's defence export controls were "among the strictest in the world".

He said there had been good co-operation with Turkey, adding: "A lot of people are trying to seize this painful situation to create a rift between Saudi Arabia and Turkey".

But Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would fulfill its commitment to sell Riyadh 400 precision bombs despite his "dismay" over the "terrible murder" of Khashoggi.

Before his address, the prince reportedly spoke by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has kept pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain the killing that has caused global outcry.

Erdogan made no mention of an audio recording purported to have captured the slaying, reports CNN. "And as facts unfold, as we continue to develop our understanding of the individuals that were responsible for this, who not only executed it but led and were involved and were connected to it, the world should know that we intend to hold those individuals accountable when we develop that fact set", Pompeo said.

Turkish officials say the 15 men comprised a Saudi hit squad that included a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage on overseas trips.

While living in Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi was told to stop writing or posting on Twitter, where he has more than 1.6 million followers. Speaking at an event titled "Transformers: Space" by the Washington Post, where Khashoggi was a contributor, Pence described the attack as "an assault on free and independent press".

The crown prince said he expects a wave of economic reforms to sweep across the region, making the Middle East the "New Europe".

Saudi authorities did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the remarks by Trump and the Erdogan adviser.

He vowed that "the perpetrators will be brought to justice".

The evidence included video and audio recordings from the consulate and the consul's residence and were shared with visiting Central Intelligence Agency chief Gina Haspel, Sabah newspaper reported.

Outrage, condemnation and diplomatic action - the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is continuing to provoke reactions worldwide.

Despite extensive news leaks alleging that Turkey has audio recordings documenting Khashoggi's demise, neither USA nor allied government agencies have been granted access as of late Monday to such evidence, Western security officials said.

The Saudis claimed Khashoggi died in a fistfight as part of a rogue operation, maintaining that MBS had no prior knowledge of the incident.

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