Spain not stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

Spain not stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

"I don't want to lose all of that investment that's being made in our country", he said.

That statement rankled members of Congress and former government officials who have accused Riyadh of trying to cover up the truth behind Khashoggi's death or hide any evidence that the kingdom, particularly the crown prince, authorized it.

It wasn't clear if the German government also plans to block arms exports to Saudi Arabia that it previously approved.

CNN aired the footage on Monday, citing a Turkish official as describing the man as a "body double" and a member of a 15-man Saudi team sent to Istanbul to target the writer.

"We can not close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post. And we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder", the foreign minister said in the interview.

Turkish police and crime scene investigators conducted searches in the Saudi consulate, the residence of the Saudi consul general as well as a forest in Istanbul, trying to find the body of Khashoggi, who has been missing since entering the Saudi consulate on October 2. Meanwhile, business leaders say they won't attend an upcoming economic summit in the kingdom that's the brainchild of Prince Mohammed.

One of Khashoggi's oldest friends had told TRT World that Khashoggi was anxious about his family and sons in Saudi Arabia.

On Saturday, the Spanish government issued a statement expressing "consternation" over Khashoggi's death.

Jubeir explained that King Salman had dispatched an investigation team to Turkey because the reports Saudi Arabia was receiving from Turkey contradicted the reports submitted by the team when it returned to the Kingdom.

"This is a very complicated murder", Celik added, warning that Ankara would not be drawn into speculation.

An administration official who regularly deals with Kushner pushed back against claims that Kushner and the crown prince are joined at the hip.

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In a recent tweet, he drew companion between what happened at the Saudi consulate to the terrorism suspects tortured in Afghan prisons by the American soldiers.

In the days after Khashoggi vanished, Saudi officials initially said he had left the consulate by its back door.

Istanbul's chief prosecutor had summoned 28 more staff members of the Saudi Consulate, including Turkish citizens and foreign nationals, to give testimony.

A CNN composite image compares Jamal Khashoggi (left) to a body double (right).

By nightfall, Turkish police began searching an underground auto parking garage in Istanbul's Sultangazi district.

On the day Khashoggi disappeared, Cengiz waited for hours outside the consulate for him and, when he did not return, got in touch with authorities as he had instructed her to do, she later said.

A Turkish official said on Monday that the country will go until the end to enlighten the "nefarious murder" of Khashoggi.

Her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, had already said on Saturday that he now saw "no basis for decisions in favor of arms exports to Saudi Arabia".

"We want justice for Jamal", Oke said.

He added that an investigating team in Turkey found evidence contradicting earlier reports that Khashoggi left the consulate after his visit October 2.

"We have our eyes wide open", Kushner added. He has remained intentionally in the background as West Wing officials feared a more public role would prompt backlash, multiple people familiar with the matter said.

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