Saudi Reporters Arrested In Past Year

Gladys Abbott
October 10, 2018

This new stance is triggering criticism from some Iran hawks and comes amid disparate statements about the administration's willingness to grant other concessions, such as preserving Iran's access to worldwide financial markets, as the Free Beacon first reported on Monday.

A Twitter thread claims to have matched several of the identities of the "hit squad" released by Turkish media with men in Saudi Arabia that are allegedly part of Saudi Arabia's security forces or government employees.

The Washington Post published a column Tuesday calling on President Trump "to help shed light on Jamal's disappearance".

A veteran journalist, Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to arrange paperwork for his wedding to Cengiz, a Turk.

A USA government official said on Friday that the administration was considering waivers on Iran's oil sanctions.

Trump said Tuesday that he hadn't spoken to the Saudis about Khashoggi, "but I will be at some point", according to the Associated Press.

"We're in contact with her now and we want to bring her to the White House", Trump said.

Jamal Khashoggi, 59, has not been heard from his fiance nor coworkers after his disappearance on October 2.

Nauert said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other US diplomats have been engaged on the issue and that Trump himself - he said Tuesday he "knows nothing" about what happened to Khashoggi - intends to speak to the Saudis. "We are prepared to work with countries that are reducing their imports on a case-by-case basis".

Another figure who played a key role in the misreporting of Khashoggi's disappearance was Al Jazeera correspondent Jamal Elshayyal.

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'We're demanding everything, ' Trump said, asked if his team was seeking information from the Saudis - longtime allies who the Trump administration has hugged closely. Saudi Arabia has dismissed the allegations as "baseless".

It wasn't clear whether the Saudis wanted to interrogate or kill him, or whether the U.S. warned the journalist he was a target, the person said.

The Trump administration is left with an awkward lack of information about a widely respected writer who had been living in self-imposed exile in the US for the past year after fleeing a crackdown on intellectuals and activists in Saudi Arabia. "I only wish we'd see the same level of effort from Treasury on disconnecting Iranian banks from SWIFT".

The country has indicated it would allow Turkish authorities to carry out a search of the consulate.

Middle East Eye reported one of the suspects was head of the forensic department in Saudi General Security.

Today, Turkish television broadcaster NTV released CCTV footage of some of the Saudis going from the airport to the Movenpick Hotel, where they are believed to have stayed, and on to the consulate.

"I would like to confirm that".

A United Nations human rights expert has said the investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey "should not be politicized", insisting the case has created a dilemma for the Turkish government.

His Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside, said he never re-appeared.

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