France's finance minister cancels his Saudi conference trip amid Khashoggi disappearance

Mike Pompeo Meets Turkish President Amid Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

USA lawmakers have blamed the Saudi leadership and many high profile guests have pulled out of a major Saudi Arabia investment conference in protest.

Speaking to a news conference earlier on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said the search was held off after Saudi authorities told Turkish officials Mohammad al-Otaibi's family were still in the residence.

Trump, who has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and the 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that Khashoggi had been murdered.

The decision marks a turnaround for Ms Lagarde, who had previously said she was "horrified" by reports coming out of Turkey but would still attend the Saudi conference.

"We deal with people who are bad because sometimes we have to, but these are allies, this shows tremendous disrespect for me and President Trump to put us in this box", Graham said.

Official timing doesn't do much to advance Fox Business's standing as a news organization that operates with full independence of the Trump White House.




Danny Toma, a retired US foreign service officer, tells OneNewsNow the United States must tread carefully before directing accusing bin Salman.

US President Donald Trump has criticised the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, and compared it to the allegations of sexual assault leveled against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 3, 2018, it was concerned for the safety of Khashoggi, a columnist for the newspaper, after he apparently went missing after going to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish officials have openly claimed that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, and that a group of 15 Saudi men flew to Istanbul around the time of Khashoggi's disappearance.

Two weeks after Khashoggi's disappearance on October 2, the United States and allies have collected some intelligence through their own sources and methods, which partly confirms news reports based on leaks of audio recordings, four of the sources said. "Having said that, I would hope that this case can be cleared up as soon as possible". He has not been seen since he stepped inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A mounting pile of evidence suggests he was killed there.

The U.S. top diplomat added that the Saudi side had said they would conduct a "complete, thorough investigation of all the facts" related to Khashoggi's disappearance, "and that they will do so in a timely fashion".

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