Oklahoma senators still support Saudi arms deal after Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia's flag flies atop the country's consulate in Istanbul Friday Oct. 26 2018. The Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate must reveal the location of his body Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Sources close to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are saying that it's possible he was killed because he was about to reveal Saudi Arabian use of chemical weapons in Yemen.

"We need to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi".

At a memorial service Monday night in London, Cengiz said she never imagined such barbarity was awaiting Khashoggi inside the consulate.

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was about to disclose some detailed information about Saudi Arabia's use of chemical weapons in Yemen and the United Kingdom had been made aware of a planned plot against him weeks before he was killed in the Saudi Consulate building in Istanbul, a British tabloid claimed on Sunday.

The death of Mr. Khashoggi - a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - sparked global outrage and pitched the world's top oil exporter into crisis.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has urged Riyadh to disclose who ordered the murder and prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia.

"I am disappointed by the actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the US", she said.

Since admitting the murder was premeditated, Saudi leadership has blamed a "rogue operation" for the killing of Khashoggi, who was once an insider in Saudi royal circles and had lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017.

Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states trying to restore the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran-aligned Houthis in 2015. "If only I knew that there were bloodthirsty, evil people waiting inside the consulate for my Jamal, I would have done all I could to prevent him from entering".

Cengiz said she had not been contacted by Prince Mohammed or the Saudi royal family, nor offered any condolences by them.

US President Donald Trump has said he wants to get to the bottom of the case, while also highlighting Riyadh's role as an ally against Tehran and Islamist militants, as well as a major purchaser of US arms, Reuters said. Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Khashoggi's murder "undermines regional stability" and that the US intends to take further action in response.

"This incident, this assassination, took place in the Saudi consulate". The U.S. has faced criticism as having a responsibility in the conflict because of its military support for Saudi Arabia, including providing intelligence, training and targeting information.

Speaking in central London, she said the West is considered a stronghold of human rights and democracy so it should stand up to the killers of her husband-to-be.

The murder, which has tarnished the image of the crown prince, has sparked a wave of worldwide criticism and rocked Washington's relations with the kingdom.

"I believe the Saudi regime knows where his body is", she told the audience at the service, sponsored by the Middle East Monitor and Al Sharq Forum.

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