Why Saudi Arabia is valuable to Trump

Why Saudi Arabia is valuable to Trump

Why Saudi Arabia is valuable to Trump

"Per two sources who spoke to CNN, however, the Saudis are preparing a report admitting that they meant to abduct and bring Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia, but that he was inadvertently killed in the process".

One source cautioned that the report was still being prepared and could change, CNN said today.

Turkish officials say they fear a Saudi hit team killed Khashoggi, who has been missing almost two weeks.

Hours prior, President Trump announced in a tweet that he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Khashoggi.

Last week, Turkey accepted a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to investigate Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Trump was sending Pompeo to Riyadh because "determining what happened to Jamal Khashoggi is something of great importance to the president".

Khashoggi, a Saudi-born writer who contributed to the Washington Post, was highly critical of the crown prince's government and has been living in self-imposed exile in the United States for a year because of fears he would be arrested in a crackdown on dissidents.

Khashoggi vanished early this month after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia said it would hit back against any sanctions imposed against the oil-rich country, citing its "effective and vital role in the world economy".

"The king firmly denied any knowledge of it", Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to survey hurricane damage in Florida and in Georgia.

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Saudi Arabia's ambitious Vision 2030 project - the brainchild of the kingdom's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - is heavily dependent on overseas investment.

Last week, an anonymous Turkish official alleged that 15 Saudi operatives had flown into the country, bringing with them a doctor and a bone saw with which to dismember Khashoggi's body and smuggle it out of the consulate building.

"And princesses, fleeing Saudi Arabia", Alhadj said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated an accusation that a personal financial transaction with Saudi Arabia has resulted in a softer response from President Donald Trump in the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"We are going to try to get to the bottom of this very soon".

The issue has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with its closest Western allies.

Smith said Monday on "Shepard Smith Reporting" that Trump's theory appears to "give cover to the Saudis".

On Monday, King Salman ordered an investigation into the case. I mean, who knows? But Saudi Arabia strongly rejects he was killed inside the mission.

Bahrain called for a boycott of Uber, in which PIF has invested $3.5 billion, after its chief executive officer said he would not attend the conference.

Exerting downward pressure on prices, Friday's monthly report from the International Energy Agency said the market looked "adequately supplied for now" and cut its forecasts for world oil demand growth this year and next.

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