Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi aides over Khashoggi death

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Security surveillance cameras also supported her claim.

19 Oct Saudi Arabia confirmed that Khashoggi was killed in the Consulate of the country in Istanbul. Finally, Saudi Arabia accepted late last month that the killing was premeditated.

While Senate passage of a resolution would send a strong message to Saudi Arabia, it's unlikely it would become law before the end of the year.

The president has touted Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to the USA and recently thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has pushed to keep worldwide attention on the murder - the order for which he says came from the highest levels of the Saudi government - even as U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington should not take action that would undermine its relationship with the kingdom. The move would punish both the president and the Crown Prince for their roles in killing or covering up the journalist's murder. "MBS, the crown prince, is a wrecking ball".

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who supported the resolution, said last week that the Trump administration's weak response to Khashoggi's murder had damaged the nation's credibility overseas.

"The fact that Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and that the American public has deep-rooted suspicions of Arab and Muslim societies can be easily used to manipulate and worsen sentiments against the kingdom", Salamey added.

"They have been a great ally in our very important fight against Iran", Trump said in the statement.

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But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with his Saudi counterpart in Buenos Aires , and again defended the USA embrace of the crown prince.

"There is no way we're gonna continue to do business with Saudi Arabia as if this never happened". "They have done, I believe, some permanent damage to that standing".

While President Trump extended his support to the Royal family, the trouble seems to be far from over.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, was killed inside the consulate after he went there on October to collect documents in order to marry his Turkish fiancée. After a Central Intelligence Agency briefing on the incident last night, American Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been among the few members of the Congress to be allowed at the briefing, expressed his outrage over the incident. Mr. Rand Paul is up in arms. Graham said "you have to be wilfully blind" not to conclude that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the crown prince's command. He expressed dismay that with his actions he has thrown the relation with the United States at stake here. Saudi authorities say the agents who killed Khashoggi exceeded their authority.

Since President Trump has taken the opposite view, Mr.

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