Pompeo: No Intelligence Directly Links Saudi Prince to Khashoggi Killing

Pompeo: No Intelligence Directly Links Saudi Prince to Khashoggi Killing

Earlier this month, the United States imposed its own sanctions on Saudi officials for the same reason.

President Erdogan remains deeply frustrated at Saudi Arabia's response to the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country's consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir had admitted that the murder of the scribe was "a mistake and a rogue operation".

"The more victims he eats, the more he wants", says Khashoggi in one message sent in May, just after a group of Saudi activists had been arrested.

French President Emmanuel Macron chatted privately Friday with Saudi Arabia's controversial crown prince on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, but some intriguing snippets were caught by microphones.

The Wall Street Journal, quoting the Central Intelligence Agency assessment, said on Saturday that Prince Mohammed sent at least 11 messages in the hours before the killing to a close adviser charged with overseeing the murder.

Speaking during her flight to Buenos Aires, May said she "intends" to speak with Mohammed bin Salman.

On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported that according to the CIA, Prince Mohammed "sent at least 11 messages to his closest adviser, who oversaw the team that killed ..."

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After receiving word from Saudi Arabia that authorities had seen messages between the pair, Abdulaziz informed Khashoggi who simply wrote back: 'God help us'.

Prince Mohammed's case was not helped by the leak of a Central Intelligence Agency report saying he sent 11 messages to Saud al-Qahtani - a former close aide - at the time Khashoggi was killed.

The prince has already met with several leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

Saudi Arabia and Mauritania signed three agreements, and the crown prince announced a directive by the monarch to establish the King Salman Hospital in Nouakchott with a capacity of 300 beds.

On Wednesday, United States Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo said that there was no report on the direct involvement of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing of former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Algeria is one of the few Arab countries that has good relations with Saudi Arabia and its arch-rival Iran, both fellow OPEC members.

The civil war in Yemen constitutes the largest humanitarian catastrophe going on in the world today, Trudeau said, adding it is a subject that has been raised throughout the G20 summit.

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