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Photos allegedly show 'assassination squad' sent for Jamal Khashoggi

Photos allegedly show 'assassination squad' sent for Jamal Khashoggi

"We don't know what happened", he said. The Trump administration is considering waivers on sanctions, a us government official said on Friday.

Longtime diplomat Aaron David Miller, who has negotiated Middle East policy on behalf of multiple administrations, tweeted following Khashoggi's death: 'If Saudis were involved in Jamal's death or disappearance, that's obviously on them.

However, Oil Minister Pradhan said India would continue to purchase Iranian crude in November, according to Reuters.

Trump, who took his first overseas trip as USA president to the kingdom and whose son-in-law Jared Kushner has close ties to Prince Mohammed, said Tuesday he had not yet talked to the Saudis about Khashoggi, "but I will be at some point", without elaborating. It was unclear from this whether Saudi Arabia wanted to then kill him or arrest him, or if USA officials made Khashoggi aware of this, the source said.

However, the Trump administration this weekend announced it is considering waivers on sanctions for countries that are merely reducing their imports of Iranian oil. It´s a very serious situation for us and for this White House.

Trump said that the USA is working closely with Turkey to find out what happened to Khashoggi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in India last month that they may consider waivers for Iranian oil buyers like India, but they must reduce their imports.

"We can not let this happen, to reporters, to anybody", Trump said, after confirming "we want to bring [Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz] to the White House".

"Jamal Khashoggi is a Virginia resident, so his disappearance is personal to me".

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg on Friday that Saudi Arabia "did (its) job and more" by making up for the recent drop in Iranian oil sales.

The US has been criticised for not speaking out quickly enough on Khashoggi's case.




This is the first public statement made by the Government on its stand on sourcing Iranian oil once the United States sanction on Iran pertaining to the oil industry comes into force.

Saudi Arabia denies those allegations, saying Khashoggi exited the building shortly after his business there was conducted. Khashoggi was in self-imposed exile in Washington, DC, in fear of retribution or arrest due to his criticism of the Saudi government. "That's why I want to say, we don't want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation".

About two hours later Aksam showed two vehicles, one of them a black Mercedes Vito van with tinted windows and diplomatic plates, leaving the consulate and entering the auto park of the residence shortly afterwards.

A fifteen-member Saudi "hit squad" is being blamed for the disappearance of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, according to Turkish security sources familiar with the case, who asked not to be named.

Saudi authorities have said the journalist left the building after his visit and rejected Turkish police suggestions he might have been killed there.

"I would like to confirm that".

His Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside, said he never re-appeared.

He is also a former editor of the Saudi newspaper al-Watan and had worked with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a grandson of the first Saudi king who was detained a year ago as part of what the authorities said was an anti-corruption campaign.

Also on Tuesday, the Saudis rescinded an offer they had made to allow Turkish forensic experts onto the premises.

State-run broadcaster TRT aired video purportedly showing the Saudis arriving by private jet and then leaving a hotel. However, they have not revealed how they obtained this evidence.


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