Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to Khashoggi´s son

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to Khashoggi´s son

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom announced early Monday, to express condolences for the death of the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal's entourage.

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an global outcry.

Salah thanked the king and expressed his "sincere gratitude" to Prince Mohammed for the calls, according to separate press releases published by the SPA.

"First of all, their explanation is insultingly stupid", he told Fox News' Chris Wallace during an interview Sunday, flabbergasted by "the idea that this guy walked in the room with 15 security people, got in a fight and was accidentally killed and then they happened to have apparently an ability to dismember him and get rid of him that happened to be there". There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover it up.

Mr Trump emphasised the importance of the US-Saudi relationship to Washington's regional strategic goals.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday that he saw "no basis for decisions in favour of arms exports to Saudi Arabia".

Saudi Arabia claims that Jamal Khashoggi died in a physical altercation inside its consulate in Istanbul.

Paul said that he doesn't believe that "arms should ever be seen as a jobs program", adding that the Saudis are using USA arms in the war in Yemen where civilians are being killed.

As of now, 18 Saudi suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the incident and two senior Saudi officials fired.

"The Saudis have been very helpful by accelerating oil production, especially as sanctions on Iran ramp up", said Kristin Diwan, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times. "He could have known they were bringing him back to Saudi Arabia".

The kingdom confirmed Saturday that he was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he'd gone to obtain a document he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, Trump said he needs to learn more about the killing and will be working with Congress on the U.S. response.

On Sunday, Britain, Germany and France issued a joint statement indicating that the Saudi explanation of Khashoggi's killing did not go far enough. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said the Saudi ambassador should be formally expelled from the United States if an investigation shows the crown prince's involvement.

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