The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (left), meets with the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh to discuss the Khashoggi case on October 18.

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia spoke with Jamal Khashoggi by telephone to ask him to return to Riyadh shortly before the writer was killed by an attack squad, according to a Turkish media outlet.

Khashoggi, 59, was reportedly arrested by a team of 15 Saudi officials, 15 shortly after entering the building in Istanbul at 1:00 pm on October 2.

According to the Turkish news website Yeni Safak, he then spoke by telephone with the 33-year-old crown prince, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who tried to convince the journalist to return to the kingdom.

The website states that he refused, for fear of being arrested and killed in Saudi Arabia. After this, it is claimed, Khashoggi was killed at the consulate.

It happened when a Turkish television channel claimed that Saudi officials burned evidence in the consulate garden the day after Khashoggi's death.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (left), meets with the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh to discuss the Khashoggi case on October 18.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (left), meets with the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh to discuss the Khashoggi case on October 18.

A CCTV image that allegedly shows the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his girlfriend, Hatice Cengiz, in an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, a few hours before his death at the Saudi Consulate.

A CCTV image that allegedly shows the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his girlfriend, Hatice Cengiz, in an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, a few hours before his death at the Saudi Consulate.

A CCTV image that allegedly shows the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his girlfriend, Hatice Cengiz, in an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, a few hours before his death at the Saudi Consulate.

A car with diplomatic plates and allegedly belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul was found in an underground parking garage on Monday.

A car with diplomatic plates and allegedly belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul was found in an underground parking garage on Monday.

A car with diplomatic plates and allegedly belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul was found in an underground parking garage on Monday.

Government channel A Haber published images of three men in suits who placed papers in a burning mental barrel and claimed they were destroying documents related to the journalist's death.

You can listen to the TV host by saying: This is an archaic way to destroy documents. They do not even use a document shredder. It is likely that they would like to completely destroy all the evidence related to Khashoggi. "

Twitter users speculated that the video was taken by a Turkish spy plane. The Turkish government has not commented on the images.

Also tonight, a Saudi and a Turkish intelligence source told Reuters that the Saudi royal aide fired for the murder directed the killing by giving orders on Skype.

Saud Al-Qahtani, who ran the social networks for the crown prince, allegedly insulted the journalist after he was captured at the consulate before telling a successful squad "bring me the dog's head."

He was fired from his post on Saturday and was named president of the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, a role he had previously played.

Turkish crime scene investigators arrive after a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul with a diplomatic license plate was found in a parking area in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul,

Turkish crime scene investigators arrive after a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul with a diplomatic license plate was found in a parking area in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul,

Turkish crime scene investigators arrive after a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul with a diplomatic license plate was found in a parking area in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul,

Turkish police cordoned off the area around an underground parking lot where the car was found on Monday

Turkish police cordoned off the area around an underground parking lot where the car was found on Monday

Turkish police cordoned off the area around an underground parking lot where the car was found on Monday

Turkish police secure an underground parking lot, where authorities found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish police secure an underground parking lot, where authorities found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish police secure an underground parking lot, where authorities found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi officials burned evidence in the garden of his Istanbul consulate the day after Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside, a Turkish television channel claimed tonight. In the photo: a video of the television report that says that it shows the documents that burn the consulate's garden

Saudi officials burned evidence in the garden of his Istanbul consulate the day after Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside, a Turkish television channel claimed tonight. In the photo: a video of the television report that says that it shows the documents that burn the consulate's garden

Saudi officials burned evidence in the garden of his Istanbul consulate the day after Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside, a Turkish television channel claimed tonight. In the photo: a video of the television report that says that it shows the documents that burn the consulate's garden

Khashoggi spoke with the brother of the crown prince months before the murder.

Khashoggi met with the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Prince Khalid bin Salman (pictured below) at the Washington embassy in the kingdom in late 2017 or early 2018, a friend told NBC News on Monday. at night.

The journalist was in the building for routine matters, but was called to the ambassador's office after the staff recognized him.

The friend asked if Khalid, 30, was threatening the meeting and Khashoggi apparently replied: "No, we just had a good conversation and he was very kind".

Earlier on Monday, Turkish police searching for Khashogui's body invaded an underground parking garage in Istanbul after finding a car belonging to the Saudi consulate.

The officers found the black Mercedes Benz with diplomatic plates stationed in the Sultangazi district of the city and said they would start a forensic search.

Turkish media broadcasted images of the parked car, as well as a man who parked it a few days after Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 2.

After weeks of denying any knowledge of his death, the Saudi government admitted that the Washington Post journalist had died, but claimed that he was killed in a fist fight.

Turkish media and officials say the 59-year-old team, attacked by a 15-year-old Saudi man, pulled out his fingers one by one, strangled him to death for eight minutes and dismembered his body.

Analysts say that President Erogan has repeatedly authorized the leaking of incriminating information to put pressure on Saudi Arabia without assigning direct blame for Khashoggi's death.

Today, CCTV footage showed a Saudi intelligence officer dressed in a fake beard and Jamal Khashoggi's clothes and glasses on the day the journalist disappeared.

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. The station NTV and other local media said that the police would register the vehicle

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. The station NTV and other local media said that the police would register the vehicle

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. The station NTV and other local media said that the police would register the vehicle

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. In the photo is the man who thinks he has left the car.

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. In the photo is the man who thinks he has left the car.

A car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was found in the Sultangazi district of the city today. In the photo is the man who thinks he has left the car.

This image seems to show the man pulling the diplomatic car in the underground parking lot.

This image seems to show the man pulling the diplomatic car in the underground parking lot.

This image seems to show the man pulling the diplomatic car in the underground parking lot.

Turkish officials say the Saudi team approached Khashoggi (pictured) at the embassy, ​​cut off his fingers, murdered and dismembered the 59-year-old writer.

Turkish officials say the Saudi team approached Khashoggi (pictured) at the embassy, ​​cut off his fingers, murdered and dismembered the 59-year-old writer.

Turkish officials say the Saudi team approached Khashoggi (pictured) at the embassy, ​​cut off his fingers, murdered and dismembered the 59-year-old writer.

The man was captured on surveillance cameras leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and walking through the city on October 2.

It is said that he was part of the Saudi team of 15 men wanted for questioning about the death of the journalist Khashoggi. It is believed that the images were taken just a few hours after the writer was seen alive entering the embassy.

The official in the clip has been named as Mustafa al-Madani, according to CNN, who said he had spoken to a senior Turkish official. The same man was seen wearing the writer's clothes in the Blue Mosque of the city, a few hours after the disappearance of Khashogui, say Turkish researchers.

As an investigation into the death continued today:

  • Minister Theresa May condemned the murder and said: We must come to the truth & # 39;
  • Intelligence sources told Reuters that the Saudi royal adviser fired for murder directed the murder with a Skype call
  • A friend revealed that Khashoggi met with the Saudi ambassador of the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, at the Washington embassy in the kingdom months before his death.
  • Turkey said the complicated murder was "monstrously planned"
  • Surveillance footage emerged from one of the Saudi gunmen dressed in Mr. Khashoggi's clothes in an attempt to trick the police into thinking he was alive.
  • A website for an upcoming investment conference in Riyadh, known as "Davos in the desert", was hacked and names of alleged spies were published.
  • The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince called Khashoggi's son to offer his condolences.
  • Details of a Saudi death squad known as the Tiger Squad & # 39; who is part of a team of assassins who attack Saudi critics at home and abroad.
  • The Turkish authorities discovered an abandoned vehicle that they believe belonged to the Saudi Consulate in a private parking lot about 10 miles from the consulate grounds
  • The fiance of Mr. Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, received police protection 24 hours a day.
  • It was learned that Mr. Khashoggi had requested in Washington a document certifying that he had been divorced, but was told that he had to obtain it at the consulate in Istanbul.
CCTV images have surfaced showing a Saudi intelligence officer dressed in a fake beard and the clothes and glasses of Jamal Khashogui (left) on the day the journalist disappeared.

CCTV images have surfaced showing a Saudi intelligence officer dressed in a fake beard and the clothes and glasses of Jamal Khashogui (left) on the day the journalist disappeared.

CCTV images have surfaced showing a Saudi intelligence officer dressed in a fake beard and the clothes and glasses of Jamal Khashogui (left) on the day the journalist disappeared.

It is said that the images were taken only a few hours after the author was seen alive for the last time upon entering the embassy (in the photo)

It is said that the images were taken only a few hours after the author was seen alive for the last time upon entering the embassy (in the photo)

It is said that the images were taken only a few hours after the author was seen alive for the last time upon entering the embassy (in the photo)

Also on Monday, the Turkish media reported that a member of the entourage of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman made four calls to the royal office from the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul the day that Jamal Khashoggi was killed. there.

According to Yeni Safak, Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb made the calls to Bader al-Asaker, the head of the Crown Prince's office and another to the United States, according to Yeni Safak.

In a separate report, the same website claimed that Prince Mohammed himself spoke to Khashoggi by telephone to ask him to return to Riyadh shortly before the writer was killed.

The website states that Khashoggi refused, for fear of being arrested and killed in Saudi Arabia. After this, it is claimed, the writer was murdered at the consulate.

Today, CNN broadcast surveillance footage showing a man wearing Khashoggi's dress shirt, jacket and pants. He was also seen wearing a fake beard, suggesting that the operation was probably planned in advance. Previously at the airport in the city and upon entering the embassy, ​​Madani was seen with only a mustache.

CNN quoted a Turkish official as describing the man as a "double body" and a member of the Saudi team sent to Istanbul to attack the writer. The official said that "Khashoggi's clothes were probably still warm when Madani put them on."

Madani was seen at the airport in the city that same day with only a mustache (pictured)

Madani was seen at the airport in the city that same day with only a mustache (pictured)

Madani was seen at the airport in the city that same day with only a mustache (pictured)

The shooting man is seen leaving the consulate through his back exit with an accomplice, then he takes a taxi to the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, where he went into a public bathroom, changed his clothes again and left.

State broadcaster TRT also reported that a man who entered the consulate building was seen leaving the building with Khashoggi's clothes.

In the days after Khashoggi's disappearance, Saudi officials initially said that he had left the consulate, implying premeditation on the part of the Saudi team.

"After the Turkish authorities and the media were able to inspect the consulate building in its entirety, the allegations changed to the outrageous claim that he was killed, at the consulate, during business hours, and with dozens of employees and visitors in the building". The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, brother of the Crown Prince, wrote on October 8. "I do not know who is behind these claims, nor their intentions, nor do I care frankly."

A senior Saudi official has already said that one of the 15 members of the team dressed in Khashoggi's clothes to make it look like he left the consulate.

The official said agent Madani also wore Khashogli's glasses and Apple's watch and left through the back door.

He said that the journalist had been placed in a stranglehold during which he died accidentally, and then his body was smuggled out of the building on a rolled carpet.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns of sanctions for the Saudi regime after Khashoggi's death

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt promised to seek sanctions against the Saudi regime if he is held responsible for the savage murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a 15-man squad.

The foreign secretary said Saudi Arabia's official claim that the journalist died in a fight at the consulate of the Gulf kingdom in Istanbul was not "credible."

Mr. Hunt acknowledged that the United Kingdom had close security and business ties with Saudi Arabia, but "if the frightening stories we are reading turn out to be true" the United Kingdom will "act accordingly".

The Foreign Secretary told the Commons today that Saudi Arabia's official claim that the journalist died in a fight at the consulate of the Gulf kingdom in Istanbul was not "credible"

The Foreign Secretary told the Commons today that Saudi Arabia's official claim that the journalist died in a fight at the consulate of the Gulf kingdom in Istanbul was not "credible"

The Foreign Secretary told the Commons today that Saudi Arabia's official claim that the journalist died in a fight at the consulate of the Gulf kingdom in Istanbul was not "credible"

He told parliamentarians: "We have an important strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia that involves the defense and security cooperation that has saved lives on the streets of Britain, we also have a trade association that supports thousands of jobs.

"Then, although we will be reflective and we will be considered in our response, I have also been clear that if the frightening stories we are reading turn out to be true, they are fundamentally incompatible with our values ​​and we will act accordingly."

Mr. Hunt said he had been in talks with EU partners to "extend the sanctions regime to individuals for human rights violations."

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson (in the October 2 photo) said Britain should "refuse to turn a blind eye" to the death of the dissident journalist and press Saudi Arabia to end the civil war in Yemen

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson (in the October 2 photo) said Britain should "refuse to turn a blind eye" to the death of the dissident journalist and press Saudi Arabia to end the civil war in Yemen

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson (in the October 2 photo) said Britain should "refuse to turn a blind eye" to the death of the dissident journalist and press Saudi Arabia to end the civil war in Yemen

In hinting at the possibility that this might affect Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman himself, Mr. Hunt said: "When we have full responsibility for the crimes committed, which the Saudis have described as murder, then that responsibility should extend to the & # 39; people who gave the order to commit the crimes, not just those who were there on the ground & # 39;

The prime minister, Theresa May, condemned the murder "in the strongest possible terms" and added: "We must get to the truth of what happened."

The Labor Party stepped up calls for a boycott of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the "horrific murder."

Meanwhile, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said Britain should "refuse to turn a blind eye" to the death of the dissident journalist and press Saudi Arabia to end the brutal civil war in Yemen.

The images also show Madani with his own blue and white plaid shirt and dark pants.

The images also show Madani with his own blue and white plaid shirt and dark pants.

The images also show Madani with his own blue and white plaid shirt and dark pants.

Turkish forensics enter an underground parking lot that was blocked by Turkish police today, after they found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate.

Turkish forensics enter an underground parking lot that was blocked by Turkish police today, after they found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate.

Turkish forensics enter an underground parking lot that was blocked by Turkish police today, after they found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate.

Police said they will search the car, which was discovered three weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Police said they will search the car, which was discovered three weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Police said they will search the car, which was discovered three weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Prime Minister Theresa May, represented today in parliament, said: "I am sure that the entire House will join with me in condemning the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest possible terms." We must get to the truth of what happened.

Prime Minister Theresa May, represented today in parliament, said: "I am sure that the entire House will join with me in condemning the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest possible terms." We must get to the truth of what happened.

Prime Minister Theresa May, represented today in parliament, said: "I am sure that the entire House will join with me in condemning the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest possible terms." We must get to the truth of what happened.

Kushner tells Saudis to be transparent

White House aide, Jared Kushner, said on Monday he had advised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be "totally transparent" with an investigation into the murder of a journalist who has shaken the kingdom's ties with the West. .

Kushner, asking CNN what his advice for Prince Mohammed had been, replied: "Just to be transparent. To be totally transparent. The world is watching.

Kushner added that he told the crown prince, who faces the accusations that ordered the murder, "that he take this very seriously."

When asked if he believed that the Saudis could be trusted to undertake their own investigation into Khashogui's murder, Kushner replied that "as a government, we are more in the research phase."

On Friday, the kingdom admitted that Mr. Khashoggi had died after repeatedly asserting that the high-profile critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had escaped unharmed from the consulate.

He said the journalist was killed in a "fist fight" and that the government had fired five senior officials and arrested 18 others as a result of the initial investigation.

Yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, told Fox News: "Unfortunately, a serious and grave error was committed and I assure you that those responsible will be responsible for this." He added: "We do not know where the body is."

It came after a senior Saudi official, who requested anonymity, contradicted the previous explanations. He said that the team of 15 Saudis sent to face Mr. Khashoggi on October 2 had threatened him with drugging and kidnapping, and then killed him in a stranglehold when he resisted.

Madani then put on Mr. Khashoggi's clothes, glasses and Apple Watch before leaving the building to make it look like the journalist had left, he told himself.

Then, the body was rolled up in a carpet, taken out in a consular vehicle and handed over to a "local cooperator" for disposal, he added. Forensic expert Salah Tubaigy tried to eliminate any trace of the incident, the official said.

Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, (pictured) said she had given him her two cell phones and left him instructions to wait for him and to call an assistant to the president of Turkey if he did not reappear.

Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, (pictured) said she had given him her two cell phones and left him instructions to wait for him and to call an assistant to the president of Turkey if he did not reappear.

Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, (pictured) said she had given him her two cell phones and left him instructions to wait for him and to call an assistant to the president of Turkey if he did not reappear.

Turkish media reported that a member of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage of the Crown of Saudi Arabia made four calls to the royal office from the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul the day that Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) was killed there.

Turkish media reported that a member of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage of the Crown of Saudi Arabia made four calls to the royal office from the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul the day that Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) was killed there.

Turkish media reported that a member of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage of the Crown of Saudi Arabia made four calls to the royal office from the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul the day that Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) was killed there.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

Later, Madani went to the Sultanahmet district, where he removed Mr. Khashoggi's belongings, it was alleged. When asked about allegations that the journalist had been tortured and beheaded, the official said that the preliminary results of the investigation did not suggest it.

The government wanted to convince Mr. Khashoggi, who moved to Washington a year ago for fear of reprisals for his views, to return to the kingdom as part of a campaign to prevent Saudi's enemies from recruiting dissidents, the official said. .

But things soon went awry when the team overcame his orders and quickly used the violence, he added.

Did the Saudi team take part of Khashoggi's body with them?

Turkish officials fear that part of the body of Jamal Khashoggi has been transported out of the country by one of the bodyguards of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been reported.

Middle East Eye says that, according to sources, a member of the team of 15 Saudis who flew to Turkey on the day of the disappearance of the journalist could have removed the body part in a bag.

The intelligence officer, named as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, was seen boarding a private plane in Istanbul on October 2 at 6:20 pm and "seemed in a hurry," according to the source.

The unverified claims come amid reports that Khashoggi was cut into pieces after entering Saudi Arabia's embassy in the city on the same day.

Mutreb was a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage on trips to the United States, France and Spain this year.

It was said that Mr. Khashoggi told one of the men, Maher Mutreb, that he was violating diplomatic norms and said: "What are you going to do with me? Do you plan to kidnap me? Mutreb replied: "Yes, we will drug you and kidnap you", in what the official said was an intimidation attempt that violated the objective of the mission. When Mr. Khashoggi raised his voice, the team panicked. They moved to contain him, placing him in a stranglehold and covering his mouth, according to the government's account.

"They tried to keep him from screaming, but he died," the official said. & # 39; The intention was not to kill him. & # 39;

When asked if the team had stifled Mr. Khashoggi, the official explained: "If you put someone of Jamal's age in this position, he will probably die."

The official said that the team then wrote a false report to the superiors in which they claimed that they had allowed Mr. Khashoggi to leave once he warned that the Turkish authorities could participate.

The Saudi authorities initially rejected reports that Mr. Khashoggi had disappeared as a fake inside the consulate and said that he had left the building shortly after entering. When the press reported a few days after he was murdered there, they called the accusations "unfounded."

Turkish officials believe that the Saudis may have dumped their remains in the Belgrad forest, near Istanbul, and in a rural area near the city of Yalova, 55 miles south of Istanbul.

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would reveal the "naked truth" about the murder at an information meeting tomorrow.

And this afternoon, the spokesman for the ruling party of Turkey, Omer Celik, said: The murder of Khashoggi inside the Riyadh consulate was planned in a "wild" way.

Prince Mohammed has denied his involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was a fierce critic of his policies.

On Friday, the kingdom admitted that Mr. Khashoggi had died after repeatedly claiming that the high-profile critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured) had left the consulate unharmed.

On Friday, the kingdom admitted that Mr. Khashoggi had died after repeatedly claiming that the high-profile critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured) had left the consulate unharmed.

On Friday, the kingdom admitted that Mr. Khashoggi had died after repeatedly claiming that the high-profile critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured) had left the consulate unharmed.

Senior executives and officials retire from & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39; from Saudi

Top business executives, US and European officials and others have continued to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Many have canceled their attendance at this week's investment conference that the kingdom hoped to use to boost its global image.

With reports circulating about the torture and murder of the writer at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, executives who have been doing business with Saudi Arabia for years are in damage control mode.

What was at first a trickle of cancellations of the Saudi event, to be held in Riyadh from Tuesday to Thursday, later overflowed.

The Future Investment Initiative was established last year as a kind of & # 39; Davos in the Desert & # 39; for the business elite of the world to form a network, although it has no links with the annual summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Employees from Saudi Arabia are photographed printing badges of participants in Riyadh today

The Future Investment Initiative was established last year as a kind of & # 39; Davos in the Desert & # 39; for the business elite of the world to form a network, although it has no links with the annual summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Employees from Saudi Arabia are photographed printing badges of participants in Riyadh today

The Future Investment Initiative was established last year as a kind of & # 39; Davos in the Desert & # 39; for the business elite of the world to form a network, although it has no links with the annual summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Employees from Saudi Arabia are photographed printing badges of participants in Riyadh today

The Future Investment Initiative was established last year as a kind of & # 39; Davos in the Desert & # 39; for the business elite of the world to form a network, although it has no links with the annual summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

At the inaugural event last year, Saudi Arabia announced the creation of a new city in the desert that would showcase new technologies, such as renewable energy.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been trying to refocus the Saudi economy to stop relying on traditional oil by investing in more innovative industries, including large companies such as Uber.

However, the scale of executive cancellations had raised doubts about whether the event would take place, and how that could affect long-term trade relations with Saudi Arabia.

Executives and officials who have canceled their attendance at the event:

-WE. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin;

-JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon;

-The Blackrock CEO, Larry Fink;

-The CEO of MasterCard, Ajay Banga;

-The CEO of HSBC, John Flint;

-The CEO of Siemens Joe Kaeser;

-The CEO of Standard Chartered, William Winters;

-The President of the London Stock Exchange, David Schwimmer;

-Ford Executive President Bill Ford;

-Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi;

-The Los Angeles Times owner, Patrick Soon-Shiong;

-New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin;

-The Google Cloud CEO, Diane Greene;

-Former AOL CEO Steve Case;

-The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde;

-The Richard Group founder, Richard Branson;

-Trive CEO Arianna Huffington;

-The President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim;

-The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire;

-The Minister of Finance of England, Wopke Hoekstra;

-The British Minister of Commerce, Liam Fox;

Companies that withdrew as media partners to the conference:

-New York Times;

-Financial times;

-CNN;

-Bloomberg;

Other organizations that have also cut ties with the Saudis after the Khashoggi case:

-The Glover Park Group, The Harbor Group: Washington lobbying firms that no longer represent Saudi Arabia;

-Middle East Institute: the Washington think tank no longer accepts Saudi donations;

& # 39;"This was planned in an extremely wild way, and we are facing a situation where there has been a great effort to whitewash this," he said.

It was the first official indication that Ankara believes that a murder plan was coordinated in advance.

One of Erdogan's advisors, Yasin Aktay, wrote in the Yeni Safak newspaper that the Saudi version given so far "feels that our intelligence is being mocked."

The Turkish media in favor of the government maintained a constant flow of accusations, which analysts see as a tactic to increase the pressure on Riyadh by showing the evidence that Turkey has.

Abdulkadir Selvi, whose columns of the newspaper Hurriyet are closely watched for signs of Erdogan's thought, wrote that Khashogghi was strangled slowly for eight minutes and a Saudi forensic specialist cut his body into 15 pieces while listening to music.

& # 39; We can not close this file until the Crown Prince is taken to the account and removed from its publication. For 50 years we can not live with a crown prince who is an enemy of Turkey, "Selvi said.

The website of the summit & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39; of Saudi Arabia was hacked on Monday to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman apparently beheaded Jamal Khashoggi.

The website of the summit & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39; of Saudi Arabia was hacked on Monday to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman apparently beheaded Jamal Khashoggi.

The website of the summit & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39; of Saudi Arabia was hacked on Monday to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman apparently beheaded Jamal Khashoggi.

He has twice held telephone conversations with King Salman about the crisis, and some analysts argue that Erdogan was trying to preserve the Turkish-Saudi relations through the old monarch while leaving aside his stubborn son, Prince Mohammed.

Meanwhile, Saudi state media reported that both Prince Mohammed and King Salman made calls to Khashoggi's son, Salah, early Monday morning. Statements from the agency said both the king and the crown prince expressed their condolences over the death of Khashoggi.

A Saudi friend of Khashoggi who was in frequent contact with him before his death told the AP that Salah Khashoggi had been under a travel ban and banned from leaving the kingdom since last year as a result of criticism of his father to the government. The friend spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussion. The Saudi declarations did not recognize the prohibition.

More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

As the pressure on Saudi Arabia increases today, the summit website & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39; of Saudi Arabia was hacked to show Crown Prince Mohammed apparently beheaded Jamal Khashoggi.

It came after a wave of corporate giants and policy makers distanced themselves from the Future Investment Initiative, which would begin in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, five Turkish employees of the Istanbul consulate also delivered testimony to prosecutors on Monday, Turkish media reported.

Istanbul's chief prosecutor had summoned another 28 staff members from the Saudi Consulate, including Turkish and foreign citizens, to give testimony. According to reports, some Turkish employees said that they had been ordered not to go to work when Khashoggi disappeared.

It comes amid reports that the Turkish police fear that the alleged "attack squad" Suspected of killing Khashoggi, he is executed before investigators can reveal what really happened at the embassy.

According to the Middle East Eye, police fear that suspects will be arrested and killed before they have the opportunity to question them.

Merkel: There are no weapons for Riyadh while the questions follow about the murder.

Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia as long as the current uncertainty about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.

Campaigning for her party in a regional election, Merkel repeated at a press conference her previous condemnation of Khashoggi's assassination, which Saudi Arabia admitted had taken place inside her consulate in Istanbul.

"First, we condemn this act in the strongest terms," ​​he said. & # 39; Secondly, there is an urgent need to clarify what happened: we are far from clarifying this and holding those responsible accountable … With regard to arms exports, these can not occur in the current circumstances. & # 39;

Today, a senior German official pressed for a joint EU position on Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on arms exports to the kingdom.

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier stressed on Monday his position that "at this time we will not approve more arms exports because we want to know what happened."

Altmaier told ZDF television that a joint EU position is needed "because only if all European countries agree, this will make an impression on the Riyadh government."

He said that "it will not have positive consequences if we, as we are doing, do not currently pursue our arms exports if at the same time other countries fill this gap."

In the United States, leading Republicans and Democrats in Congress say that Saudi Arabia should face punishment for Khashoggi's murder.

President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment, but said he did not want to stop the sale of weapons proposed to Saudi Arabia because, he argued, it would hurt American manufacturers.

White House chief aide Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump, said the United States is still in a "research" phase.

When asked about the credibility of a Saudi investigation into the murder that took place at his Istanbul consulate, Kushner told CNN: "We are receiving information from multiple places."

Britain, Germany and France issued a joint statement condemning the killing of Khashoggi, saying there is an "urgent need to clarify exactly what happened."

In a statement on Sunday, governments said attacks on journalists are unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations." They said that the hypotheses & # 39; Proposals so far in Saudi research must be supported by facts to be considered credible.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that she supports the freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia. The German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, underlined that point on Monday and called for a joint European position since Germany "at this point will not approve more arms exports because we want to know what happened."

On Monday, Britain called for urgent clarification of the circumstances surrounding today's death.

"There remains an urgent need to clarify what happened beyond the assumptions raised so far in the Saudi investigation," Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman told reporters.

Ms. May said in parliament: "I am sure that the whole House will join me in committing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest possible terms." We must get to the truth of what happened.

Former foreign secretary Jack Straw, a senior cabinet minister during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, told the BBC Radio 4 Today program that it was clear that Mr. Khashoggi's death "was authorized at the highest level" .

He warned Western states not to repeat the mistakes of the 1970s when they ignored human rights abuses committed by the Shah of Iran before the Islamic revolution of 1979 saw him overthrown and replaced by a hardline regime.

"I do not think you're going to have a revolution in Saudi Arabia, but Mohammed Bin Salman is the architect of the impending instability in Saudi Arabia and, yes, I think it's a deliberate aspect of the politics of the United Kingdom and the other European states. ", as well as hoping that the United States should be weakening its power because this man has assumed great arbitrary power and has made himself and Saudi Arabia potentially very unstable," Straw said.

The current Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Emily Thornberry, has been pushing for a long time to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

She said today: "These are supposed to be our friends. It is up to them to change their behavior, it is up to us to deal with them and it is up to us to make it clear that we do not accept this behavior and that they need to change their way of being. "

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