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Turkish authorities says it has audio, video of Jamal Khashoggi interrogation

Reporting by Andres Triay, Andrew Bast and Pat Milton

A former excessive stage U.S. intelligence official tells CBS Information that the Turkish authorities has advised the U.S. it has audio and video tapes of the interrogation of Saudi journalist and Washington Publish columnist Jamal Khashoggi contained in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish sources allege that Saudi brokers have been concerned in Khashoggi’s homicide.

Khashoggi was final seen getting into the consulate 10 days in the past, and his disappearance has sparked outrage worldwide. 

The Saudi authorities denies that Khashoggi was tortured and killed contained in the consulate. Turkey contends his remedy occurred with the information of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi had been crucial of the prince.

Turkey claims that these audio and video tapes provide proof that Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered by Saudi brokers. U.S. sources inform CBS Information that this plan seems to have been a rendition gone dangerous, and that the Saudis have been initially meaning to take Khashoggi into custody and produce him again to Saudi Arabia.

The Senate has requested President Trump to analyze Khashoggi’s disappearance underneath the Magnitsky Act, which permits the president to impose sanctions on any individuals concerned in human rights abuses.

In a radio interview with conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton mentioned that he and White Home adviser Jared Kushner had spoken to the crown prince. In keeping with Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken to bin Salman as properly. “It’s one thing we have to get resolved,” Bolton mentioned. “And we have to do it as quickly as doable.”

The president has indicated in latest days that he doesn’t need to stop weapons offers with Saudi Arabia, which is a significant recipient of U.S. weapons gross sales.  

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