Jamal Khashoggi murder recording doesn’t implicate Saudi prince: U.S

Jamal Khashoggi murder recording doesn’t implicate Saudi prince: U.S

Although the name of the Crown Prince was not mentioned in the recording, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) believes that the word "your boss" was a reference to Mohammad bin Salman, as speculations indicate that he is the one who ordered the assassination. "The president has made it very clear that he expects that we're going to get the truth from the Saudis".

U.S. National security adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses while speaking to the media during a news briefing following his meetings with Georgian officials in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

The bet by Kushner, a real estate developer, on Saudi Arabia's brash young crown prince, has come under intense scrutiny following the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

U.S. officials have speculated that such a mission - including the 15 men sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to murder him - could not have been carried out without the authorization of Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Khashoggi was killed shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkey has stopped just short of blaming Prince Mohammed, the 33-year-old who runs the affairs of the kingdom day to day.

The Saudis have presented shifting stories about the journalist's death, initially denying any knowledge before arguing that a group of rogue operators were responsible for his death.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Tuesday evening with the families of soldiers who died while on duty serving their country.

The Trump administration, by all appearances, is unsure of how to proceed in its response to Khashoggi's murder; while officials have been promising to clamp down hard with possible sanctions against senior Saudi leaders, little action has been taken, likely due to the deep economic ties between Washington and Riyadh.

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"The crown prince says "I will clarify the matter, I will do what is necessary".

The controversy, and Turkey's success in keeping it on the global news agenda for weeks, has embarrassed foreign investors and hardened stances even among key Saudi allies.

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that Canadian intelligence officials had heard the recordings of Khashoggi's death, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he'd shared the recordings with the U.S., France, Germany, Saudi Arabia and others.

Khashoggi's murder has provoked global outrage but little concrete action by major powers against Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter and a strong proponent of United States policy to contain Iranian influence across the Middle East.

According to comments published in Hurriyet newspaper, Erdogan said a Saudi intelligence office who listened to the audio was "shocked" and commented that those involved must have been on drugs. On Tuesday, Trump said he meant to nominate a retired Army general as US ambassador to Riyadh. The murderers are certainly among them.

"It must be revealed who gave them the order to murder".

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said he would discuss the possibility of forcing a vote this year on ending USA involvement in Yemen's conflict under the War Powers Act.

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