Saudi Arabia rejects baseless allegations of Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia rejects baseless allegations of Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia rejects baseless allegations of Khashoggi murder

The Tadawul exchange in Riyadh dropped over 6 percent in the week's first day of trading, with 182 of its 186 listed stocks showing losses by the early afternoon.

Turkish officials say they believe a 15-member Saudi "assassination squad" killed Khashoggi at the consulate.

Saudi Arabia insists Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor whose writings have been critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left the building safely but has yet to offer visual evidence of this.

"As of this moment they deny it, and they deny it vehemently". Could it be them?

"There's a lot at stake, there's a lot at stake", Trump tells Stahl.

The US has been under increasing pressure to demand answers from Saudi Arabia, a long-time US ally in the Middle East, as to Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't want to lose an order like that", Mr. Trump said, referring to defense manufacturers.

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Asked whether bin Salman gave an order to kill Khashoggi, Trump said: "Well, nobody knows yet, but we'll probably be able to find out".

"Had I known it would be the last time I would see Jamal, I would have rather entered the Saudi consulate myself". "We were going to browse appliances for our new home and meet with our friends and family members over dinner".

"Well, I'll tell you what I don't want to do", he said.

He said Riyadh must let Turkish "prosecutors and experts enter the consulate" to carry out their investigation.

The minister added that his country was "in compliance with worldwide laws and conventions", the official Saudi Press Agency reported him as saying.

Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage.

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A joint statement of condemnation is also being discussed by U.S. and European diplomats if it is confirmed that Mr Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents.

There was already mounting concern over civilian deaths caused by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen's civil war and some have said Washington should block military sales to Riyadh if the allegations over Mr Khashoggi are proven. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations so far.

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Turkish officials fear he was killed and dismembered.

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According to Sabah, security forces leading the investigation found the audio recording from the iPhone Khashoggi left with Hatice Cengiz, his Turkish fiancee. He says if the kingdom doesn't buy its weaponry from the United States, they will buy it from Russian Federation.

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