Khashoggi disappearance: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to in Riyadh

Khashoggi disappearance: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to in Riyadh

Trump suggested that "rogue killers" may be responsible for the fate of a missing Washington Post columnist named Jamal Khashoggi.

US officials have also said that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi from his home in Virginia back to Saudi Arabia and then to detain him, according to USA intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plot.

But Trump, who has frequently boasted about his business ties with the kingdom, suggested during the CBS interview that ending USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia would not be an option, saying, "I don't want to hurt jobs". "We're going to get to the bottom of it, and there will be severe punishment" if the Turkish claims are true.

Turkey claims he was killed and dismembered inside the building by a 15-member Saudi "assassination squad" and say they have evidence to support their claims.

"I've asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to immediately get on a plane, to Saudi Arabia, go to other places if necessary, which he probably will".

An exclusive source of The New Khaleej confirmed that a Saudi assassination group of Al-Saif Al-Ajrab Battalion, which is directly affiliated to the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, had killed Khashoggi.

Two leading Republican senators said Congress stands ready to act, including a possible halt of military sales, if Trump doesn't.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Jeff Flake, members of the Foreign Relations Committee, said Congress was prepared to move quickly and firmly if Trump failed to adequately respond to the October 2 disappearance of Khashoggi. But he left Saudi Arabia roughly a year ago over fears for his safety after writing articles critical of the government, particularly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "Who knows?" the president said, describing the situation as "terrible".

Following days of mounting tensions, Saudi officials were allowing Turkish investigators to enter the consulate on Monday. He and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, have forged close ties.

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But, being the professional she is, she added she's doing "pretty well so far". She was still sobbing when she spoke to Channel Nine after the moment.

The Journal, like CNN, said the Saudi statement has not been finalized. The members arrived by unmarked police cars but said nothing to journalists waiting outside as they entered the building.

The president's company, the Trump Organization, said shortly after his 2016 election that it had shut down those Saudi companies.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia warned that if it "receives any action, it will respond with greater action".

He has already ruled out halting a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because of the impact it would have on American jobs.

Trump said when announcing his presidential run at Trump Tower in 2015.

"The world is watching, the world is talking".

Trump's comments came after a telephone conversation with King Salman, father of the crown prince, the first such talks since the crisis erupted. "I think he understands that very well".

The official Saudi Press Agency quoted an unnamed government source Sunday as saying, "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations".

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