Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

United States weapons being misused by Saudi in Yemen

United States weapons being misused by Saudi in Yemen

Almost a month after Khashoggi's murder, Son gave his first public remarks on the journalist's death during a SoftBank earnings presentation in Tokyo, Recode reported.

Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Mevlut Cavusoglu added that it was Saudi Arabia's responsibility to tell Turkey what happened to Mr. Khashoggi's body, according to Anadolu news agency.

A Turkish official said Monday that investigators now believe that Saudi Arabia sent a two-person "clean-up" team to Turkey nine days after Khashoggi's death, to remove evidence of his killing before Turkish police could search the consulate and the nearby residence of the Saudi consul-general.

The Saudi officials tried to rip out a camera inside the Istanbul consulate on October 2, the day Khashoggi disappeared, and days later tampered with cameras at a police security booth in the building, Al-Jazeera reported, citing Turkish media.

Canada's delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) made no mention of how agents of the Saudi government tortured and killed Khashoggi a little more than a month ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, then had a forensic doctor dismember his body, used a body double to deflect attention from his disappearance, and flew in a chemist and a toxicologist to destroy evidence. The two men traveled to Turkey for the sole objective of covering up evidence of the killing before Turkish police were allowed to search the premises, the official said.

Saudi Arabia acknowledged last month that Turkish evidence indicates that the Khashoggi's killing at the consulate was premeditated, shifting its explanation in an apparent effort to ease worldwide outrage over the death.

After first insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, Saudi authorities said he was killed in an argument that degenerated into a brawl before finally accepting what Turkey had said virtually from the start - that he was killed in a premeditated hit.

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The murder has placed huge strains on Saudi Arabia's relationship with the United States and other western countries and has tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler.

Erdogan said some Saudi officials were still trying to cover up the crime.

The report said they visited the consulate every day from their arrival on October 11 until October 17.

"The case is still under investigation, as you know".

"I think it's a bad situation", Trump said in an interview with Axios that aired yesterday on HBO.

Saudi Arabia has denied the royal family's involvement and has been investigating the murder; Riyadh has already arrested 18 people as part of the probe. It has observer status, having quit the 47-member forum in June accusing it of bias against Israel.

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