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CIA Director Reportedly Hears Audio of ‘premeditated’ Khashoggi Killing

26 October, 2018, 07:16 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris France

While the Saudi prosecutor's office did not say specifically that its investigators reached the same conclusion, the statement seemed created to acknowledge the legitimacy of evidence and allegations from Turkey that Khashoggi's killing was planned.

He added: "The U.S. will remain a key part of the Saudi economy because the interests that tie us are bigger than what is being weakened by the failed boycotting campaign of the conference".

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal critic of the crown prince, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hold a candlelight vigil outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul today.

As the diplomatic backlash continues, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to adopt a resolution that urges EU countries to impose an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia.

"All of these elements indicate that the disappearance and now killing of Jamal Khashoggi bear the hallmark of an extrajudicial execution". Officials and the crown prince's supporters said the suspects tried to cover up their crime and provided the leadership with misleading accounts of the murder.

The seemingly clumsy cover-up of the killing has been exposed to the world with Turkish leaks of information, security camera footage and, eventually, Saudi acknowledgements that Khashoggi died in the consulate. We call on her not to exceed her mandate on extrajudicial executions. "(Saudis said) "Let's give a lesson to him".

As the investigation into Khashoggi's alleged murder has developed, the US government has taken some action.

After over two weeks of denials and shifting stories about what happened, Saudi officials said that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate after a fight broke out.

Two informed sources told Reuters today that Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel heard an audio recording of the killing during a fact-finding visit to Turkey this week, the first indication Ankara has shared its key investigative evidence. In a version offered by an official on Tuesday, the original plan was to persuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, and if he refused, to drug him and take him to a safe house in Istanbul.

Also Thursday, the European Union issued a fresh condemnation of Khashoggi's killing and reiterated its skepticism that it could have been carried out without Mohammed's knowledge. "I would say it was a total fiasco from day one".

When asked about the reports regarding Cena and Bryan, a WWE representative replied to Pro Wrestling Sheet: "As always, we maintain an open line of communication with our performers and will address each situation accordingly".

The journalist's death prompted several major companies and business leaders to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia ahead of the Future Investment Initiative, a high-profile financial conference known as "Davos in the Desert".



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