President Trump Demanding Answers From Saudis On Jamal Khashoggi Case

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    President Trump Demanding Answers From Saudis On Jamal Khashoggi Case

    Istanbul, Turkey-(Caalami-News)-US president calls disappearance of Saudi journalist 'a bad situation', adding he discussed the case with Saudi Arabia.

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Istanbul, Turkey-(Caalami-News)-US president calls disappearance of Saudi journalist 'a bad situation', adding he discussed the case with Saudi Arabia.



President Donald Trump said he has spoken to officials at the highest level in Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants the United States to get to the bottom of the matter.




Khashoggi disappeared a week ago and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he went to pick up a document he needed for his planned marriage.


Turkish sources have said they believe Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policies, was killed inside the mission.


"This is a bad situation," Trump told reporters, adding that he would like to invite Khashoggi's fiancee to the White House.


The White House said that National Security Advisor John Bolton and White House aide Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, spoke with Saudi Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salmanto request information about Khashoggi.


"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo then had a follow up call with the Crown Prince to reiterate the United States request for information," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.


Trump's comments and a series of leaks to Turkish media added further pressure on Riyadh on Wednesday to provide information on the whereabouts of the prominent Saudi critic, whose disappearance has sparked global concern and created tensions between Saudi Arabia andTurkey.


Turkish media on Wednesday published the identities of what it said was a 15-member Saudi intelligence team allegedly involved in the disappearance of Khashoggi, along with CCTV footage from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport while they were entering and leaving Turkey.


One of the 15 Saudis identified by name and photo in the report by Sabah newspaper is reportedly a senior forensic expert.


Other members included alleged Saudi intelligence officers and special forces operatives, Turkish media said.


Twelve of them arrived early on Tuesday, based on photos captured at passport control which were published. The 15 departed at four different times, Sabah reported.

The Saudi consulate and other authorities have not commented on the claims.

Trump 'demanding' answers from Saudis on Jamal Khashoggi case

Turkish media showed CCTV footage that allegedly showed a Saudi hit team arriving in Istabbul [AFP]
 


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