Netanyahu refers to Saudi's regional power after Khashoggi murder

Netanyahu refers to Saudi's regional power after Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the U.S. he considered murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi to be a unsafe Islamist, media reports say.

Erdogan did not mention the Crown Prince in his op-ed.

Kaplan said that the call, which was reported by the New York Times and the Washington Post, was an attempt by MBS to justify the killing of Khashoggi.

The US also fears regional stability could deteriorate if Saudi Arabia's royal court is thrust into a power struggle, a rationale for maintaining support for Mohammed, despite ongoing concerns about his lack of experience and impulsive decisions.

The body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been dissolved in acid after he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, an adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper this week.

Late last month, Prince Mohammed said that "the crime was painful to all Saudis".

Yesterday both the "Post" and the "New York Times" cited White House officials as saying Prince Mohammed called officials close to President Donald Trump to smear Mr Khashoggi as a unsafe Islamist.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain. "To claim otherwise would be ridiculous".

There is still no consensus on how Khashoggi died.

They staged the Friday lunchtime stunt to coincide with the time that he was last seen alive entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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Ms Cengiz made an impassioned plea for answers in a "Post" column, noting that Istanbul's top prosecutor had already accused Saudi agents of strangling Mr Khashoggi and dismembering and destroying his body. A desecration of such nature could prove embarrassing for Saudi Arabia, which contains two of the holiest sites in Islam and bills itself as the leader of the Muslim world.

He said the consulate was equipped with cameras but they did not record footage, so no images could be retrieved of Khashoggi entering or leaving the consulate, which is ringed by police barriers and has high-security fences topped with barbed wire. As a result of our efforts, the world has learned that Khashoggi was killed in cold blood by a death squad, and it has been established that his murder was premeditated. "This is what is understood from the prosecutor's statement".

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects so they can be put on trial in Turkey.

Turkey's president has urged Saudi Arabia to conduct its investigation transparently and explain to certain peculiar details in the case.

Riyadh has maintained that neither bin Salman nor King Salman knew of the operation to target Khashoggi.

"Contrary to claims made by the Saudi Crown Prince and others, Saudi Arabia hasn't been "reforming", it's been rounding up critics and activists in a brutal human rights crackdown", Allen added.

On Thursday US secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it would be a "handful more weeks" before the US knew enough to impose sanctions on individuals involved in Khashoggi's killing.

"What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with", Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to Bulgaria.

"Khashoggi was killed according to a plan previously prepared and his body was dismembered and discarded", the newspaper said, citing the Turkish statement.

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