Saudis vow to retaliate against 'credible' Khashoggi probe

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Saudi Arabia has been under pressure since Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a U.S. resident, disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and fears have grown that he has been killed.

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami has affirmed his full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the systematic media campaign, which carries false accusations to undermine the reputation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its worldwide standing on the backdrop of the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi. There is also evidence of the moment that Khashoggi was killed, the source said.

The BBC said a joint statement of condemnation was also being discussed by U.S. and European diplomats if it is confirmed Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents.

However, Palestinian sources in Ramallah said they believed the statement was issued at the request of the Saudi leadership in wake of charges the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was least seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month.

A Saudi-owned satellite news channel, meanwhile, has begun referring to the alleged 15-man team as "tourists", without providing evidence to support the claim. It echoes how Russian Federation has described the men who allegedly carried out the Novichok nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, England, in March.

Earlier, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top senators penned a letter to Trump pressing him to consider imposing sanctions "with respect to any foreign person responsible for such a violation related to Mr. Khashoggi".

He was told to return to the consulate on October 2 to pick up those documents, Cengiz says.

He said that allegations about orders to murder Khashoggi were "lies" targeting the government, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. "That I can tell you", echoing calls from other lawmakers that they would pursue sanctions against the kingdom.

"When we arrived at the consulate, he went right in", Cengiz, a doctoral student in Instabul, wrote of her and Kashoggi's visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Trump said: "They are ordering military equipment".

Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that "light must be shed" on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance.

Pressure has mounted on the WWE to cancel the event, or change the location of it, following the drama that now surrounds the country of Saudi Arabia.

John Brennan, the former Central Intelligence Agency director who previously served as a Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Saudi Arabia, said Sunday during an appearance on "Meet the Press" that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become "emboldened" to be more aggressive by his relationship with Trump and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a top White House aide. She said they would have been married this week and had planned a life together split between Istanbul and the United States, where Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile since past year.

As a contributor to The Washington Post, Khashoggi has written extensively about Saudi Arabia, including criticism of its war in Yemen, its recent diplomatic spat with Canada and its arrest of women's rights activists after the lifting of a ban on women driving. The president cited the effects such action may have on American businesses.

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