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Saudi king calls Erdogan as Khashoggi fallout widens

Saudi king calls Erdogan as Khashoggi fallout widens”

Fears are growing over the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believe he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate.

Senators Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake, two Republican members of the foreign relations committee, said Congress was prepared to move quickly and firmly if Trump failed to adequately respond to the October 2 disappearance of Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who had written columns critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Turkish authorities have claimed he was murdered in the consulate by Saudi operatives, an allegation the Saudi government strongly denies.

On Monday, Trump tweeted that he "just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen.' He said that they are working closely with Turkey to find answer".

Trump also said "we would be punishing ourselves" by cancelling arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which his administration touted on his first overseas trip.

Flake said if the Saudis did, in fact, kill Khashoggi, Congress might specifically curtail USA military aid to Saudi-led forces in Yemen. That followed U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that he may take action against the world's largest oil exporter.

"That meeting ....is about terrorists' financing and how to stop it - it's a very important meeting", Kudlow said. The screening comes after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on movies in April when they screened "Black Panther". Saudi officials have said he left the consulate shortly after entering it.

Saudi Arabia has begun an internal investigation into the disappearance of a prominent journalist at its Istanbul consulate and could hold people accountable if the evidence warrants it, according to a Saudi official.

Reports suggest an assault and struggle took place in the consulate after Mr Khashoggi went to get paperwork for his forthcoming marriage.

On Sunday, the Saudi Embassy followed up by writing on Twitter: "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends...appreciation to all, including the USA administration, for refraining from jumping to conclusions on the ongoing investigation".

The Saudi-US diplomatic clash over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is stirring memories of the most traumatic event in the history of oil.

It comes after Saudi Arabia issued a thinly veiled threat to cut oil production if the United States imposes sanctions over the disappearance.

It's unclear, however, whether Saudi Arabia would be willing to unilaterally cut production. The letter triggered an investigation under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The Trump administration’s ongoing courtship of Saudi Arabia is on pause over allegations that the key USA ally is involved in the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi writer and dissident who went into his nation’s consulate in Turkey but never came out.

"Well, there are many things we can do". Saudi Arabia may have agreed to the search in order to appease its Western allies and the worldwide community.



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