‘Devoid of moral foundation’ Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé condemns Donald Trump

03 November, 2018, 03:58 | Author: Donnie King

"I do not believe for a second that King Salman, the custodian of the holy mosques, ordered the hit on Khashoggi", the Turkish president wrote Friday in the Post, a publication to which Saudi journalist Khashoggi contributed before he was killed in early October in Istanbul.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the allegation during a phone call with US President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and another official, the Washington Post reports.

The memorial is taking place one month after Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

Critics have accused Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, of being involved in the journalist's killing.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a horrendous act that "should be duly dealt with" in a way that doesn't undermine Saudi Arabia's stability.

Istanbul's prosecutor confirmed on Wednesday that the writer was strangled. The Saudi government publicly has called his death a "terrible tragedy".

He said that despite a longstanding relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Istanbul would not "turn a blind eye to the premeditated murder that unfolded in front of our very eyes".

She also urged the United Kingdom government to re-evaluate its relationship with Saudi Arabia and halt arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.




The prince said Khashoggi, 59, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Middle East group Bolton and members of the Trump administration considers terrorists.

Activists from the London-based NGO temporarily erected a mock street sign in front of the diplomatic compound, in the British capital's wealthy Mayfair district, in a symbolic gesture honouring Jamal Khashoggi.

"The victim's body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation", the statement said.

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz, who waited outside the consulate as the journalist entered to obtain documents for their upcoming marriage, said what was done to his body was "brutal, barbaric and ruthless".

"There's a lot of people who would say this is the wrong time to go to Saudi Arabia and meet with the leadership there".

The Saudi public prosecutor found last week, however, that Khashoggi's murder had been orchestrated in advance. With this tragedy, the Trump administration has taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation.

Prince Turki reiterated that the Kingdom is committed to bringing to justice those responsible for Khashoggi's murder "and whoever else failed to uphold the law".

Mr Pompeo said the USA had "deep and long-term strategic relationships" with Saudi Arabia and said "we intend to make sure that those relationships remain intact".

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