Currents News Staff
In Washington, the Trump administration is actively questioning Saudi Arabia’s claim that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was accidentally killed during a fight at the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.
Sending C.I.A. director Gina Haspel to Turkey to review the investigation and discussing the incident in a meeting between U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Monday.
Meanwhile in Turkey, where Khashoggi’s killing occurred, authorities continue their investigation and the search for his body.
President Erdogan calling it a “ferocious” and “premeditated murder”, asked for the suspects in the case to be extradited to Turkey.
Saudi Arabia’s King and Crown Prince met with members of Khashoggi’s family Tuesday ahead of the start of the Riyadh future investment initiative, known as “Davos In The Desert.” The investor conference has been overshadowed by Khashoggi’s death.
Dozens of business and government leaders from around the world, including the C.E.O.’s of JPMorgan, Uber, and the chairman of Ford, bowed out of the event due to mounting questions about the Saudi government’s role in the killing.