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Source: Global News

Saudis refuse to comment on report prince said he’d use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

Saturday 19:59 GMT

A top Saudi official on Friday reiterated his government’s position that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he declined to comment specifically on a newspaper report that the crown prince in 2017 said he would use “a bullet” on the journalist. READ MORE: Jamal Khashoggi murder ‘planned and perpetrated’ by Saudi officials, UN finds. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that a year before Khashoggi was killed, the crown prince told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government.

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Source: Global News

Trump administration likely to miss deadline on Khashoggi report, sanctions decision

Sunday 04:13 GMT

The Trump administration signaled on Friday it was unlikely to meet a deadline to report to Congress on whether it intends to impose sanctions on those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, prompting an angry backlash on Capitol Hill.

After receiving Pompeo’s letter, Senator Menendez said: “I am very disappointed that the response from Secretary Pompeo doesn’t come close to fulfilling the statutory mandate and demonstrates what the administration has wanted all along – the Khashoggi murder to be forgotten.”

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Source: DW

Saudi Arabia 'nothing to do with' Bezos spat

Monday 14:29 GMT

Read more: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer newspaper of blackmail. Bezos had also referenced media reports about alleged ties between AMI executives and Saudi Arabia.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it had "absolutely nothing to do" with reports in US tabloid newspaper National Enquirer that Amazon.com

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Source: Global News

Trump determined to hold Jamal Khashoggi’s killers accountable: Mike Pompeo

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

The Trump administration pushed back Monday against allegations that it was trying to cover up the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi when it failed to send Congress a report determining who was responsible for his death.

“America is not covering up for a murder,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. Late last year, 22 bipartisan members of the Senate called for an investigation into Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 death and specifically whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible.


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