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19 October, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Sara Gill
  • The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia on board the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake Egypt on 14 February 1945. The King is speaking to the interpreter Colonel William A. Ed

A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time as part of a probe into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an AFP correspondent.

The US received a payment of $US100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

During Pompeo's visit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured him that they would share the results from their investigation with the Saudis as well.

They include top business executives, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, European cabinet ministers, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

In an editorial headlined "Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia's mess?".

His disappearance and likely death has caused an global outcry and strained relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States and European countries.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists, said that a "one-sided" investigation by Saudi Arabia was not good enough. "It's bad, bad stuff".

Pompeo emphasized the importance of a "thorough, transparent, and timely investigation that provides answers", the State Department said in a statement Tuesday.

Khashoggi, 60, who has not been seen since entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, is feared to have been killed inside the mission.

"Well, it'll have to be very severe", he said of the consequences for the country.

Saudi Arabia has denied involvement in Kashoggi's disappearance.

Appearing on CBSN past year, Khashoggi himself warned the Trump administration's embrace of Saudi leadership could backfire, and he criticized the Saudi crown prince's behavior in foreign policy as "impulsive".

Khashoggi, who had been living in the USA, went missing more than two weeks ago after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He said last week that it would be a "tough pill to swallow" to cease the sales over Khashoggi, contending that such a move would hurt the USA economy.

Meanwhile, several high-profile human rights groups have demanded that Turkey ask the United Nations to investigate the possible killing of Mr Khashoggi.

The time-stamped photos showed the man outside the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul on the morning Mr Khashoggi disappeared, Sabah said. "I know what I'm going to do and I'm going to sanction the hell out of Saudi".

The existence of the tape has never been confirmed on the record by Turkish officials.


Trump so far has resisted the call for strong action against Saudi Arabia.



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