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Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi — NYTimes

Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi — NYTimes

Despite Turkey's joint investigation with Saudi officials looking at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, the consul's residence and several other locations, the whereabouts of Khashoggi's remains are still unknown. It's a congressional deadline originating from the Global Magnitsky Act, which gave the president 120 days to make the determination and state whether the US intends to impose sanctions on any person or persons deemed responsible.

Eleven men are on trial in Saudi Arabia, accused of involvement in the killing.

The statement did not say whether she had had access to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as she had requested.

The Trump administration cited the constitutional separation of powers and the precedent of the Obama administration in declining to meet what the lawmakers had called a deadline.

A year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use "a bullet" on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

His murder was met with worldwide outrage and considerably hurt the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is accused of having ordered the killing. Khashoggi had written critical pieces on the Riyadh administration in the Post. "It's an American commitment ... and we'll do it". Menendez said in a statement introducing the legislation. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Republican Sen.

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Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi gestures as she speaks to media on February 8, 2019 during a presentation press conference of her book named "Jamal Khashoggi" in Istanbul. "I believe the United Nations report would have an worldwide impact. However, when we lose our moral voice, we lose our strongest asset". He repeated his government's insistence that the crown prince "did not order this".

Altun told Reuters that Saudi authorities must extradite Khashoggi's killers as proof of their willingness to serve justice. "There is no need for taking steps like this because. we are doing what we need to do in terms of acknowledging the mistake, investigating, charging and holding people accountable", he said. The State Department said on Thursday that Washington had already taken action over Khashoggi's killing. The attorney-general is seeking the death penalty for five of them.

Congressional aides said they had not received a report by mid-afternoon.

Though Saudi Arabia has stated it will not establish ties with Jerusalem in the absence of a Palestinian state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said improved relations with the Arab world could better the chances of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

"I can not understand America's silence. I think for anyone to think they can dictate what we should do or what our leadership should do is preposterous".