Order for Khashoggi’s murder came from the top say Turkish officials

Khashoggi case should not be politicized, says UN expert

"Well, I think that would be hurting us".

"If it turns out to be what we all think it is today but don't know, but what we all think it is today, there will have to be significant sanctions placed at the highest levels", said Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the panel chairman.

The letter urges action, including sanctions, against anyone found to be involved in the case, including "with respect to the highest ranking officials in the Government of Saudi Arabia". "It's a awful thing", Trump said. They arrived on two charter flights last Tuesday, the day Khashoggi disappeared. "The intelligence reports are very direct, very short and give further credence to the fact that the focus needs to be on Saudi Arabia right now", Corker said.

US President Donald Trump says he is not willing to throw away billions of dollars in military deals with Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of a prominent Saudi journalist at the hands of the Riyadh regime's death squads in Turkey.

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy voiced doubt there would be support in Congress to approve another arms sale to Saudi Arabia - although lawmakers haven't blocked sales before.

The Washington Post on Wednesday reported USA intelligence intercepted communications from Saudi officials over the past four months indicating Crown Prince bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia so he could be arrested. The goal of the operation was to lure Khashoggi from the USA, where he had been living, the newspaper reported, and bring him back to Saudi Arabia. Ali Bakeer, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, told Daily Sabah that if the Saudis are responsible for killing or kidnapping Khashoggi, and the available evidence until now points to them, then this "barbaric" act should be met with a strong response not only from Turkey but also from the global community and the U.S.in particular. He said withholding sales would hurt the US economy.

U.S. officials have not confirmed Turkish claims that Khashoggi, a USA resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son Prince Mohammed, had been lured to the consulate and murdered by a team of 15 government operatives sent by Riyadh to Istanbul.

Who are the 15 Saudi tourists falsely accused of killing Khashoggi? "We want to get to the bottom of it".

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Sanders said the administration is pushing for more information on the case, which has sparked outrage from human rights and journalist groups and which threatens to harm Saudi relations with Western allies.

Self-exiled Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi said earlier this year that the Saudi government has been moving toward nationalist radicalism.

In a Wednesday night interview on Fox News, Trump said he would want to know what happened before committing to a response and expressed reluctance to halt arms sales to Riyadh, citing economic concerns.

Saudi royal guards, intelligence officers, soldiers and an autopsy expert were part of a 15-member team from the kingdom that targeted Khashoggi, Turkish media reported Thursday.

"Reports about Jamal's fate have suggested he was a victim of state-sponsored, cold-blooded murder", said Post publisher and chief executive Fred Ryan.

"To me.it feels very much some nefarious activity has occurred by them".

A pro-government Turkish newspaper published an account of a team of Saudis who flew to Istambul around the time of the disappearance. "We're working with Turkey, We're working with Saudi Arabia", he said. Turkish officials say that three of them were members of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's elite close protection unit.

The editor's note put the newspaper's credibility in question by many on social media, where several people claimed that the newspaper their sources and information from Qatari-owned channel Al Jazeera and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates.

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