Brent crude drops below $83 on expectations Iran will maintain some exports

Oct 11, 2018, 00:28
Brent crude drops below $83 on expectations Iran will maintain some exports

"They've got some explaining to do", he said of Saudi Arabia, adding he did not wish to rush to judgment. Sabah on Wednesday revealed the identities of what it called a "mysterious" 15-member "assassination squad" who were allegedly involved in Saudi writer and government critic Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

Suspicions are mounting that Saudi's crown prince ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Saudi Arabia has called the charge that it killed or kidnapped Khashoggi "baseless", but has provided no evidence that he left the consulate. He compared the killing to the movie Pulp Fiction.

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.

"I've witnessed the work of the Turkish authorities as they monitor the situation closely". She also urged Saudi Arabia's leaders to release security camera video from the consulate area.

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The fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has asked President Donald Trump to help uncover what happened to the Riyadh critic who she said had "been fighting for his principles".

The scaled up pressure came after members of Congress demanded the administration confront Saudi Arabia, a major USA security and trading partner that Trump has embraced. Turkish official have said that Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post, was killed inside a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey.

Turkish security officials were working to identify the 15 individuals, English-language state broadcaster TRT World reported, adding that Turkish officials believe the Saudis may have taken the consulate's CCTV footage with them when they returned to Riyadh.

The same source said the Saudis hoped to "lure" Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia "and lay hands on him there".

The 15-man squad arrived on two private planes at Istanbul's Ataturk airport last Tuesday, returning that same day to Riyadh.

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The Post elaborated on those accounts in a separate story Tuesday, writing that the Saudi team laid in wait for Khashoggi to enter the consulate.

The video also showed Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate.

News channel 24 aired the video Wednesday, suggesting that Khashoggi was inside of the black Mercedes Vito. Rand Paul (R-KY) encouraged him to join him in opposing further arms sales and military support to Saudi Arabia.

Murad Sezer / Reuters Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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Pressure appeared to be building worldwide on close US ally Saudi Arabia on the whereabouts of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policies, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his planned marriage.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Tuesday that Saudi authorities have notified Ankara that they were "open to co-operation" and would allow the consulate building to be searched. A flurry of activity is seen outside the residence, with men going in and out, until the van parks in the garage.

Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States for the past year.

Mr Trump also says he has reached out to Mr Khashoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, and invited her to the Oval Office.

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