World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Confirmation Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Confirmation Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

The Times noted some associations and common tactics among the professional trolls, who posted images of the crown prince dancing with a sword (compared in the piece to the Pepe the Frog meme favoured by the U.S. far right), mass-reported tweets critical of the Saudi government as "sensitive" in the hopes Twitter staff would censor them, and used the hashtag #The_Black_List to alert Saudi officials of supposed traitors.

The investigative piece raises new doubts about the kingdom's influence and investments in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and throughout the US.

Saudi officials said on Saturday that Washington Post columnist Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location in this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production.

Britain's Foreign Office, which also has close ties to Riyadh, said it "was a awful act and those responsible must be held to account".

The sovereign-wealth fund acquired a less than 5% stake in Endeavor earlier this year, sources say.

Saudi Arabia did not say where his body, allegedly dismembered, may be now.

The shadow of a security guard is seen on the entrance door of the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, on October 12, 2018.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to Khashoggi's disappearance last week, saying that the federal government has been "extremely active" both in private and in public in speaking up for human rights in Saudi Arabia.

"Yes, he's not inside", the heir to the Saudi throne said.

He said 18 Saudis had been arrested and two top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed had been sacked, together with three other intelligence agents.

Observers are questioning whether Saudi Arabia's Western allies will find their account of a "botched rendition" convincing - and whether it will persuade them not to take punitive action against them.

Some U.S. lawmakers were unconvinced by the Saudi account.

October 14: Turkey's Foreign Ministry renews calls on Saudi Arabia to allow investigators to search the consulate.

Mr Trump stressed the importance of Saudi Arabia as a counterbalance to Iran in the Middle East, and pushed back against the need for sanctions against the country in light of the new information, talking about the effect of such a move on the United States economy. "We will continue to closely follow the global investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is urging Ottawa to cancel a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Even as legislators from across the political spectrum in Washington expressed scepticism over the Saudi narrative, Trump on Friday said Riyadh's explanation was credible and called the arrests a "good first step".

The emerging circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's death are deeply troubling, including the shocking violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and particularly its Article 55. "And once we've identified the fact set, then they have the responsibility and the first instance to hold accountable those inside the country that may have been involved in any wrongdoing".

Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia should "immediately produce" the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so that independence forensic experts can conduct an autopsy in line with international standards.

"I will remain a loyal servant to my country for all times", he wrote.

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