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Kushner Backs CIA Finding of Saudi Blame for Khashoggi Death

Kushner Backs CIA Finding of Saudi Blame for Khashoggi Death“Look, I’m not going to dispute American intelligence services’ recommendations. Trump has played down the role of the crown prince in Khashoggi’s murder at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last year.



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Saudi must make Khashoggi trials public: UN expert

Saudi must make Khashoggi trials public: UN expertA UN human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia needed to hold public trials for those accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi in order for the process to be credible. “Contrary to Saudi Arabia assertions, these are not internal, domestic matters,” said Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The kingdom “is grievously mistaken if it believes that these proceedings, as currently constituted, will satisfy the international community,” she added in a statement.



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Trump May Ignore Deadline on Khashoggi Murder Report to Congress

Trump May Ignore Deadline on Khashoggi Murder Report to CongressThe official said in an emailed statement that Trump maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when he feels it’s appropriate. The official said the White House would continue to consult with Congress on the murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.



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US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'President Donald Trump faces a Friday deadline set by Congress to determine if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, who was strangled and dismembered after entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Special UN rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi, who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in The Washington Post, had been “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.



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Senators Seek to Punish Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen War

Senators Seek to Punish Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen WarThe bill would prohibit some arms sales to Saudi Arabia and bar U.S. in-flight refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft involved in the civil war in Yemen. The administration has said it already has halted the refueling.



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Saudi Arabia's al-Jubeir says crown prince did not order Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia's al-Jubeir says crown prince did not order Khashoggi killingA top Saudi official on Friday reiterated his government’s position that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he declined to comment specifically on a newspaper report that the crown prince in 2017 said he would use “a bullet” on the journalist. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that a year before Khashoggi was killed, the crown prince told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government.



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Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimes

Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimesA year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The crown prince’s comments to a top aide in 2017 were made well before Khashoggi was killed last October in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Times reported, citing current and former U.S. and foreign officials knowledgeable about intelligence reports. U.S. intelligence analysts have interpreted the “bullet” comment metaphorically, meaning the crown prince did not necessarily mean to have Khashoggi shot, but they do think it showed his intent to have the journalist killed if he did not return to the kingdom, the Times said.



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Turkey, others to press for UN probe into Khashoggi killing

Turkey, others to press for UN probe into Khashoggi killingANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and other countries will soon submit a formal request to establish a U.N. committee to investigate the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish foreign minister said Friday.



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Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi: report

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi: reportSaudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence. US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de facto ruler, was ready to kill the journalist, although he may not have literally meant to shoot him, according to the newspaper. After initially denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance, the kingdom has acknowledged that a team killed him inside the diplomatic mission but described it as a rogue operation that did not involve the crown prince.



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Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visitKhashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team of Saudi operatives on Oct. 2, provoking international revulsion. Trump has resisted efforts in the U.S. Congress to rebuke the Saudis, pointing to weapons sales as an important source of U.S. jobs. “I might visit America in March,” Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz told a news conference to mark the release of her book on Khashoggi.



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