Trump Sending Pompeo to Riyadh for Talks on Missing Journalist

Arab leaders stand by Saudi Arabia after journalist's disappearance

Trump Sending Pompeo to Riyadh for Talks on Missing Journalist

Sen. Marco Rubio promised a "strong congressional response" against Saudi Arabia if the country is found to be responsible for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

He will later visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

CNN reports that the Saudi government is preparing to say Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong.

"He may go to Turkey".

After the Saudi national seemingly disappeared, Turkish officials launched a preliminary investigation, requesting access to the consulate. "People around the crown prince seem to have been pushing for some partial admission of guilt", he said. "Bangladesh welcomes Saudi Arabia's proposal to form a joint working group with Turkey to investigate the incident". In an interview the day after the disappearance, the crown prince said he believed that Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after entering.

The Khashoggi crisis has erupted as the US tries to enforce a total ban next month on oil exports by Saudi archrival Iran, a critical part of the strategy to pressure Tehran after President Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal still backed by most other countries.

That appeared to be a direct reference to Saudi Arabia, which lashed out at Canada - recalling its ambassador, freezing trade, pulling students out of Canadian schools and even cancelling flights to Toronto - after a tweet from Freeland calling for the immediate release of detained activists, including Samar Badawi, a champion of women's rights and the sister of detained blogger Raif Badawi.

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Saudi Arabia may have agreed to the search in order to appease its Western allies and the global community.

Three of Wall Street's leading CEOs unsuccessfully tried to persuade Saudi Arabia's government to delay a major investment conference amid fallout over the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Associated Press reported that American lawmakers have threatened tough punitive action against the Saudis, and Germany, France and Britain jointly called for a "credible investigation" into Khashoggi's disappearance. No U.S. government officials "should be going and pretending as it's business as usual, until we know exactly what's happened here", Rubio said.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to attend a previously scheduled Saudi conference this week to address terrorist financing, but those plans could change as the investigation progresses, said White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. A police dog was part of the search team. "There's something really bad and disgusting about that if that were the case", he said, referring to allegations by Turkish authorities that Saudi Arabia was involved.

September 28: Khashoggi visits the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the first time to pick up a permission document to marry Cengiz.

President Donald Trump stops to talk to members of the media in Washington, Oct. 15, 2018, to board Marine One helicopter en route to Florida to tour areas the devastation left behind from Hurricane Michael last week.

In protest of Khashoggi's disappearance, several USA businesses leaders have pulled out of next week's Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, dubbed "Davos in the Desert", after the annual meeting of world economic interests in Switzerland.

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