Swaths of United States executives have declined to attend the Future Investment Initiative conference next week.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met Wednesday with Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwayli, Saudi Arabia's chief of the general staff.
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Trump foe Senator Chris Murphy (Democrat-Connecticut) said the Khashoggi case "should trigger a fundamental review of the nature of the United States' alliance with the Saudis". "It's the biggest order in the history of our country from an outside military, and I said we are going to turn that down?" he added. There has been no such correction.
Turkish government sources have said police believe the journalist was killed by a special team of 15 Saudi officials sent to Istanbul especially for the task.
Pompeo, "who smiled broadly as he greeted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, appeared less intent on determining the truth than in helping the de facto Saudi ruler escape from the crisis he triggered", the article said, noting Trump had signaled that he is more than ready to assist in that dodge.
US intelligence reports, accounts from Khashoggi's friends, passport records and social media profiles paint a picture of a brutal killing that at least had its roots in Mohammed's desire to silence Khashoggi, a former palace insider turned critic of the government and the prince in particular.
President Donald Trump, who initially came out hard on the Saudis over the disappearance but since has backed off, said today that the U.S. wanted Turkey to turn over any audio or video recording it had of Khashoggi's alleged killing "if it exists".
Pompeo said Riyadh should be given a few more days to complete its own probe into Khashoggi's disappearance. I don't trust them one bit, ' " Saffuri said of Khashoggi's response.
"I do think it's important that everyone keep in their mind that we have lots of important relationships - financial relationships between USA and Saudi companies, governmental relationships, things we work on together all across the world, the efforts to" counter Iran, Pompeo said to reporters in Brussels.
Pompeo was also tight-lipped after meeting the Saudi leadership in Riyadh, telling journalists he did not want "to talk about any of the facts".
On Oct. 2, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document he needed to marry his fiancee, a Turkish citizen. A search of the name in Menom3ay, an app popular in Saudi Arabia that allows users to see the names other users have associated with certain phone numbers, identified him as a member of the royal guard.
After speaking with the king, Trump floated the idea that "rogue killers" may have been responsible for the disappearance.
The Saudi Consul General, who's gone back to Riyadh, says he has no idea what happened to Mr Khashoggi.
President Trump echoed Pompeo on the importance of the USA relationship with Saudi Arabia in an interview with Fox Business News this morning.
"If a country engages in activity that is unlawful it's unacceptable", Pompeo said. The Saudis put the president at odds with other key allies and with some leaders in his Republican Party who have condemned the Saudi leadership for what they say is an obvious role in the case.
How is Turkey's investigation progressing?
Turkish police and forensic experts on Wednesday began searching the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul, an AFP correspondent saw. It's unclear if Turkey offered him the chance to hear any such recordings.
Pompeo said "we need to make sure we are mindful" of the important U.S. -Saudi ties as the administration makes its conclusion about what happened to Khashoggi and evaluates the results of a Saudi investigation into the affair.