The US Heard Saudis Talk About Capturing Khashoggi

The US Heard Saudis Talk About Capturing Khashoggi

But three USA law enforcement sources said that because Khashoggi is not an American citizen and disappeared outside the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has no automatic jurisdiction to get involved in the case and could only become involved if requested by a foreign government such as Turkey.

In it, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy states his belief that if the recent disappearance of journalist Jamal Khasshoggi shortly after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey is found to be murder, it should mean "a fundamental break in [the USA's] relationship with Saudi Arabia".

Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, which Saudis deny but have not been able to provide proof he left the consulate safely. "Is that in jeopardy now, our good relations with Saudi Arabia?"

This image taken from surveillance camera shows a still image of people inside Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018.

"We can not let this happen to reporters, to anybody", Trump told reporters.

USA intelligence officials reportedly intercepted communications that the Saudis discussed a plan to lure and capture Khashoggi before his disappearance, a person familiar with the situation said in The Post. "It goes without saying that his family in the Kingdom remain gravely concerned about him, and so are we. We are demanding everything". "I don't like it at all", he added.

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Mr Erdogan was quoted by Turkish media today as telling journalists flying with him back home from a visit to Hungary that "we can not remain silent to such an incident".

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the United States was expecting a report soon on journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but gave no other details.

There's been a long history of close U.S. -Saudi relations, and those have intensified under Trump.

"The Saudis have a lot of explaining to do because all indications are that they have been involved at minimum with his disappearance", Corker told The Associated Press. Whatever took place, Corker said, "there was Saudi involvement" and "everything points to them".

Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who had lived in Washington for the past year, has not been heard from or seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than one week ago.

The Sabah newspaper, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, identified the team members, including several alleged security officials, and published photos of each of them, apparently taken at passport control.

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Mr Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering his country's consulate to obtain official documents ahead of his marriage to his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz.

Corker described his talks with Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as "not a great conversation", and asked to show him video footage of him leaving the consulate.

Riyadh insisted the Khashoggi left the building and called the murder claims "baseless". About two hours later, a black Mercedes van with diplomatic plates leaves the consulate to the Saudi consul general's residence.

Turkish investigators say CCTV footage shows the moment he entered the consulate, and that he never exited. Under the Vienna Convention, foreign diplomatic missions are sovereign territory and a host country can not enter without permission.

Turkey has backed Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and its neighbors. A senior Turkish official told the Times that "Ankara hoped that Washington and the global community would take the lead in challenging Saudi Arabia".

Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman about Khashoggi on Tuesday, the White House confirmed in a statement.

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