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Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist

16 October 2018

However, he told CBS News on Saturday that the U.S. was investigating the case which he called "really awful and disgusting" and that "there will be severe punishment".

Such a search would be an extraordinary development, as embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil and must be protected by host nations. However, it remained unclear what evidence, if any, would remain after almost two weeks since Khashoggi's disappearance. Earlier Monday, a cleaning crew with mops, trash bags and what appeared to be bottles of bleach walked in past waiting journalists.

Local reports based on information provided by unidentified Turkish officials have painted a bleak picture of deceit and murder.

The New York Times, citing a person familiar with the Saudi plans, reported that Prince Mohamed bin Salman had approved an interrogation or rendition of Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom says the allegations are "baseless" but has offered no evidence Mr Khashoggi ever left the consulate.

Investigators have been arriving at the building in Istanbul - first a Saudi team followed by Turkish forensic police.

King Salman and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday evening and stressed the importance of the two countries creating a joint group as part of the probe. And we would be very upset and angry if that were the case.

According to two of the individuals, the Saudis are putting together an explanation that would absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the putative leader of Saudi Arabia, of responsibility by giving him plausible deniability to say he didn't order the killing and didn't know about it.

"The Republic of Yemen expressed its deep appreciation for the high prestige enjoyed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which makes it the cornerstone of the security and stability of the Arab and Islamic worlds, as well as stability of the region", read the statement, attributed to Yemen's state news agency Saba.

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In an apparent response to Trump's comments, a Saudi official said if any moves were taken against the kingdom "it will respond with greater action". Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for using the term "rogue killers".

The European Union has joined calls for a transparent investigation.

Freeland, who had been criticized by the NDP for not issuing her own statement on the matter (she instead retweeted one by the French, German and United Kingdom foreign ministers), read a statement to reporters in the foyer of the Commons after question period.

And President Donald Trump said he does not want to jeopardize a major arms sale deal to Saudi Arabia that he said was worth $110 billion, though defense experts have disputed that amount and have said it's hard to calculate precisely how many jobs would be at stake. "The Saudi government has said that they will not give in and take measures to retaliate against any pressure by the USA or other western countries".

The Arabic-language daily Okaz wrote a headline on Monday in English warning: "Don't Test Our Patience".

However, the White House brushed aside the Saudi threats, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation" into the journalist's disappearance.

"Well, nobody knows yet, but we'll probably be able to find out", Trump said in the interview with Lesley Stahl of CBS's 60 Minutes, which will air in full today.

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage shows prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul - the last time he was seen in public before his disappearance and alleged murder - to obtain identification documents while his Turkish fiancée (not pictured) waits outside in Turkey.

Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist