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OffbeatIranian president faults 'protection of America' for Khashoggi death

15:40  24 october  2018
15:40  24 october  2018 Source:   politico.com

Trump says U.S. has asked Turkey for recording of alleged Khashoggi murder

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the “ protection of America ” emboldened Saudi Arabia to carry out the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month. “No one would imagine that in today’s world and a new century that we would witness such an

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the “ protection of America ” emboldened Saudi Arabia to carry out the killing of Washington Post The president has continued to publicly accept Saudi King Salman’s denial that he was aware of plans to kill Khashoggi but conceded in an

Iranian president faults 'protection of America' for Khashoggi death© Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, “No one would imagine that in today’s world and a new century that we would witness such an organized murder and a system would plan out such a heinous murder," referring to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the “protection of America” emboldened Saudi Arabia to carry out the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.

“No one would imagine that in today’s world and a new century that we would witness such an organized murder and a system would plan out such a heinous murder,” Rouhani said, according to an Islamic Republic News Agency report that was cited by Reuters.

White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case to be 'timely, transparent'

White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case to be 'timely, transparent' The White House on Friday acknowledged Saudi Arabia's announcement about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling for justice in the matter to be " timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process." "The United States acknowledges the announcement from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that its investigatio n into the fate of Jamal Khashoggi is progressing and that it has taken action against the suspects it has identified thus far," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement late Friday.

Iran 's president said that the “ protection of America ” emboldened Saudi Arabia to carry out the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi earlier Iranian marchers chant ' Death to America ' on eve of U.S. oil sanctionsIranians chanting ' Death to America ' rallied on Sunday to mark both th

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the “ protection of America ” emboldened Saudi Arabia to carry out the killing of Washington Post 2. Saudi officials denied involvement in his disappearance until last week, when the government reversed course and claimed Khashoggi had

“I don’t think that a country would dare commit such a crime without the protection of America,” he said.

President Donald Trump and his administration have been the target of much criticism in the weeks since Khashoggi's killing for their relaively hands-off approach with Saudi Arabia. The president initially appeared to defer to the Saudi government's denials of wrongdoing and has often played up the economic value to the U.S. of arms sales to the Arab kingdom, warning that upsetting that trade could be disastrous for American workers.

The Trump administration has more recently adopted a tougher stance, revoking U.S. visas for some of the Saudi officials accused of playing a role in Khashoggi's death. The president has continued to publicly accept Saudi King Salman's denial that he was aware of plans to kill Khashoggi but conceded in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "is running things over there more so at this stage. He’s running things and so if anybody were going to be, it would be him."

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee writes him a parting message

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee writes him a parting message The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has published a final message to him, after Saudi authorities admitted he was killed at the country's consulate in Istanbul. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "They took your bodily presence from my world. But your beautiful laugh will remain in my soul forever. My darling #jkhashoggi," she wrote on Twitter Saturday evening. Attached to the tweet is a video of Khashoggi giving an TV documentary interview.

UK, France and Germany urge Riyadh to urgently clarify what happened to journalist.

FILE PHOTO: Iran ' s President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the United States was isolated among its traditional allies in its confrontation with Iran .

Trump has put a focus on improving ties with Saudi Arabia through his first two years in office, visiting the kingdom for his first presidential trip abroad and hosting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the White House last spring.

Khashoggi, who had been critical of Saudi Arabia, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Saudi officials denied involvement in his disappearance until last week, when the government reversed course and claimed Khashoggi had been killed in an argument that escalated into a fistfight. That explanation has been met with widespread skepticism.

Even Trump has expressed growing frustration with the evolving Saudi explanations, on Tuesday labeling Khashoggi's killing and its aftermath “the worst in the history of cover-ups.”

Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been rivals, at odds in their efforts to dominate the Middle East and exert influence over the region. The Trump administration has repeatedly clashed with the Iranian government, including by withdrawing from a landmark nuclear agreement signed in 2015, and has leaned heavily on Saudi Arabia in its efforts to isolate Iran. The U.S. has accused Iran of supporting groups Washington has identified as terrorist organizations.

Jamal Khashoggi's son has left Saudi Arabia.
The son of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia, a source close to the family told CNN. Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi is a dual US-Saudi citizen and had been unable to leave Saudi Arabia after his passport was restricted by the kingdom some months ago. Salah Khashoggi is the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi. On Tuesday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father King Salman were pictured shaking hands with Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi. This story is breaking and will be updated.

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