Saudi aide named in Khashoggi murder report sworn in as UAE envoy

12 February, 2019, 03:44 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials

"Congress doesn't have to wait for the president to fulfil his duty", Murphy said.

"The crown prince, we know, did not order this". Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Republican Sen.

'America is not covering up for a murder, ' Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for the US -based journalist's death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Lindsey Graham of SC, introduced legislation Friday that would bar certain arms sales to Riyadh in response to Khashoggi's slaying last October by Saudi operatives, and its role in Yemen's civil war.

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime.

"I wish Congress would take a step back", he said. After initially offering contradictory statements, the kingdom confirmed that Saudi agents killed him inside the consulate, but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing. Lindsey Graham to "hold the administration's feet to the fire" on Saudi Arabia and its admitted, pre-meditated murder of the Washington Post journalist.

Thailand disqualifies king's sister from running for election
The junta leader, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is also contesting the race for prime minister as the candidate of a pro-military party. The nomination of the king's older sister, who has starred in soap operas and an action movie was a shocking move.

Four months on, the slain journalist's body has still not been recovered.

The security team of the Saudi crown prince visited various places across the federal capital and reviewed security arrangements, sources said.

The report naming Turki Aldakhil, former general manager of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, was published by The New York Times on Thursday. "We have a number of possibilities, and we're asking what [the alleged murderers] did with the body, and I think this investigation is ongoing".

A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to Mr. Trump in October calling for an investigation and a decision on sanctions under the global Magnitsky Human Rights Act, which is aimed at punishing foreign government officials for human rights violations.

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