Key groups urge Turkey to seek United Nations probe of missing Khashoggi

KSA came up with a laughable face-saving fiction that some rogue officers killed Khashoggi in an operation gone awry

During an interview with the Times on Thursday, Trump reportedly said he trusted reports from his intelligence community that suggest the death of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi may have been orchestrated by high-level Saudi officials.

Axios reported Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a stern message to Saudi leaders over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

The Trump administration faces growing bipartisan outrage in Congress over Saudi Arabia's role in Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

A United Kingdom government spokesman said: "The Secretary of State for International Trade has decided the time is not right for him to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 23 October".

The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The disappearance and likely death of Khashoggi, a USA resident and Washington Post columnist, has caused an worldwide outcry and strained relations between Saudi Arabia and the West.

Benjamin H. Friedman, a senior fellow at Defense Priorities and an adjunct lecturer at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, said actions like the withdrawal from the Riyadh summit will be a blow to the Saudis, but likely not enough to get a satisfactory result.

This episode reveals the truth behind the veil of Saudi Arabia's civility.

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"Unless the miracle of all miracles happens, I would acknowledge that he's dead", Trump said to The Times. But Pompeo denied the report.

Officials from a joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case early Thursday after searching the residence as well as the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Asked about the potential United States response to Saudi Arabia, which is accused of murdering the Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi regime, Trump said: "It will have to be very severe".

Khashoggi had first left Saudi Arabia past year.

"He had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey and for me to ignore it, I feel used and abused", Graham told Fox and Friends.

We will have them very soon, and I think we'll be making a statement, a very strong statement. Trump's comments, however, signalled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Turkish police on Wednesday also carried out a search of the residence of the Saudi consul to Istanbul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, a day after he flew out of Istanbul for Riyadh.

While Saudi Arabia may never reap the consequences of its actions, the world should be wary of this nation.

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