Trump reluctant to cancel arms sales to Saudis


CNN recently reported that Turkish officials say they have audio and video that proves Khashoggi was murdered.

The writer, who has written critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after going into the consulate on October 2.

Justin Trudeau says Canada has been and continues to be clear and strong with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia about defending human rights. The Saudis have strenuously denied the allegations, but admit Mr Khashoggi did enter the consulate.

A pro-government Turkish newspaper is reporting that Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Turkish officials have not answered queries from The Associated Press about Khashoggi's Apple Watch. The newspaper's account did not elaborate on how the Apple Watch synced that information to both the phone and Khashoggi's iCloud account.

An informal review process lets key policy makers use a practice known as a "hold" to stall deals if they have concerns such as whether the weapons being supplied would be used to kill civilians.

Turkish sources claim he was killed by a hit squad of Saudi agents.

Trump acknowledged the possibility that the Saudis are behind Khashoggi's disappearance, but explained the Saudi government has denied involvement in "every way you can imagine".

With a Washington Post columnist's suspected murdered at the hands of Saudi Arabia, you would expect tough talk from the White House, sanctions, and a series of other gestures aimed at tampering down the tactic of assassinating unkind critics.

Pressure has been growing on the Saudi authorities, with MPs calling for the Government to downgrade its relationship with Saudi Arabia and global business leaders, including Sir Richard Branson, beginning to boycott the oil-rich kingdom. The NTV channel said the 11 person delegation had on Friday inspected the consulate in Istanbul.

"Human rights, freedom of information are essential rights and horrifying things have been reported and I am horrified", she told reporters in Bali where the International Monetary Fund is holding annual meetings. "If more information comes out and changes, we could look at that, but I am planning on going".

In it, Trump also said that his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is close with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, spoke to the royal about the disappearance of Khashoggi.

Trump made the comments in an interview for CBS News on Saturday and said there was much at stake with the case, "maybe especially so" because Khashoggi was a reporter.

By selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Washington hoped to prevent the kingdom from turning to Russian Federation, which has been courting closer ties with the Gulf's Arab countries as it seeks to expand its role in the Middle East.