USA to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

What keeps MBS politically safe is that his father remains alive writes Macaron

He said that Saudi authorities were working with Turkey to complete the investigations into the journalist's death.

"We are determined not to allow those responsible - those who ordered the crime and those who committed it - to escape justice", he said.

A former royal family insider turned critic of the Saudi crown prince, Khashoggi, 59, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect a document for his upcoming marriage.

Saudi Arabia had insisted for weeks that the journalist walked out of the consulate, before changing their account to say he died in a brawl. He was sacked by the Saudi Kingdom on Friday, along with Saud al-Qahtani, who was a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Riyadh's energy minister said it had signed $56 billion of deals at the conference despite the partial boycott and that it expected the United States to remain a key business partner.

"Ottawa's logic that Canada is contractually bound by the agreement constitutes a troubling slippery slope and sends a clear message to Saudi Arabia that it can get away with virtually any behaviour - however gruesome and criminal - and still count on a constant flow of Canadian arms", said Cesar Jaramillo, executive director of Project Ploughshares.

Trump said any USA response should not involve scrapping billions of dollars in arms sales, which would hurt US defence industries and eliminate

Erdogan outlined the steps taken by what he said was a 15 person team who came from Riyadh planning to kill Khashoggi, including carrying out reconnaissance outside Istanbul and then deactivating security cameras at the consulate.

But he also said that does not want the United States to lose investments from Riyadh, a close US ally.

Among its many investments domestically and overseas, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, which the crown prince oversees, has invested US$20 billion in a US-focused infrastructure fund with Blackstone.

Erdogan spoke about Khashoggi's killing for roughly 20 minutes, beginning his remarks with what he called a "refresh" of the events surrounding the death.

Khashoggi's death has brought unwanted scrutiny and pressure on Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Erdogan called Khahoggi's death a "savage murder" and challenged the notion that there had been no premeditated effort to carry out the hit. Turkish officials have told AP that investigators were looking into the possibility that the journalist's remains may have been hidden at those two locations.

"Why did these 15 people meet in Istanbul on the day of the murder?" Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecutor Saud Al-Moajab declared that 18 Saudi nationals had been under investigation, without revealing their names.

Turkish police have found an abandoned auto belonging to the Saudi consulate in an underground vehicle park in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul and are awaiting Saudi permission to search it. "So they will listen to those stakeholders and shareholders", Hamod said.

Mr Erdogan said he believed King Salman was not aware of the plot to kill Khashoggi.

People around the world have been struck by the look on Salah's face as he shakes hands with MBS, as well as the presence of a bodyguard, who stands poised with a hand on his gun.

To that end, CIA Director Gina Haspel was in Turkey Tuesday and due back to the USA either Tuesday night or Wednesday, according to the president, who added he expects to receive a report on findings "soon".

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