Pompeo provided US Congress with updates on Khashoggi killing

Pompeo provided US Congress with updates on Khashoggi killing

Pompeo provided US Congress with updates on Khashoggi killing

United States intelligence services intercepted communications in which the Saudi leader said he would use "a bullet" against the Washington Post columnist if he did not stop publishing unflattering reports about the regime, The New York Times reported.

His meetings came as The New York Times reported Thursday that USA intelligence agencies intercepted a 2017 conversation in which the crown prince told a top aide that he would use "a bullet" on Khashoggi if the columnist did not return home to Saudi Arabia.

Salman said he was willing to resort to violence if the US-based Khashoggi - who rankled Saudi royalty with his critiques of the kingdom - didn't back down and return to Saudi Arabia, the report said.

A document issued by the Labor Ministry said that six months after the beginning of the reimbursement initiative companies that have not settled their collective invoice and are in the yellow or red category will be deprived of some services.

Altun told Reuters that Saudi authorities must extradite Khashoggi's killers as proof of their willingness to serve justice.

The Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered also to re-structure the intelligence authority.

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir rejected on Friday the attempt to link Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"We know that this was a rogue operation", Jubeir told reporters gathered at Saudi Arabia's Embassy.

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"It is important for us that the body is found, that we have a place at which his beloved ones could say prayers", Hatice Cengiz said in Istanbul at the release of the book "Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Struggles and Secrets".

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sought Vice Media's assistance to build a sympathetic media empire, according to a report published Friday. "And that's why they're charged", he said of the 11 unnamed Saudis on trial in Riyadh.

The "complete lack of transparency" from Saudi officials on the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deeply concerning and detrimental to their credibility, President Erdogan's aide said. He repeated his government's insistence that the crown prince "did not order this".

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Congress can require the administration to report within 120 days whether a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing or other violations of human rights.

The killing has strained relations between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Ms Callamard said her team had access to part of "chilling and gruesome audio material" of Khashoggi's death obtained by the Turkish intelligence agency.

United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who recently visited Turkey with a team of experts on an worldwide inquiry into Khashoggi's murder, welcomed Turkey's efforts, the minister said.

The Saudi minister said that the kingdom's judiciary will hold accountable those involved in the killing of Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has indicted 11 Saudi nationals for the murder and requested the death penalty for five of them.

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