Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

German Chancellor Merkel Throws Future Military Sales to Saudi Arabia Into Doubt

German Chancellor Merkel Throws Future Military Sales to Saudi Arabia Into Doubt

Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out".

On Saturday, after weeks of denying any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance, Saudi Arabia said the 59-year-old died in a fistfight at the consulate. "His body, Saudi officials told several journalists, was handed over to a "local collaborator" for disposal", it said, while also criticizing Trump for allegedly trying to help top Saudi leaders escape "meaningful accountability".

On Capitol Hill, politicians including Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham expressed scepticism about the Saudi account, which was vastly different from that given by Turkish officials, who said an "assassination squad" sent by the kingdom had killed and dismembered Mr Khashoggi. "And I think we're inching our way there".

"Let's let this play out but my guess is that at the end of the day the United States and the rest of the world will believe fully that he did it", Corker said.

Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros' suburban home
The well-known Dem has incurred the ire of many extreme right-wing groups, and has also been target of anti-Semites. The 88-year-old Hungarian-American businessman earned his fortune through shrewd financial speculation.


"The strategic relationship is important for both countries", he said.

He said King Salman "is not particularly coherent" and that bin Salman was likely to rule the country for decades.

"We were never commissioned by any authority in Saudi Arabia to prepare a report of any kind or in any form to identify critics", McKinsey said. "And so, we've got to figure out a way to have a nuanced response to this situation". We want to make sure that those who are responsible are punished and we want to make sure we have procedures in place to prevent it from happening again.

Shadow worldwide trade secretary Barry Gardiner said he thought the Government should suspend all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Red Sox favored slightly over Dodgers in World Series
It was a tight game until the sixth inning, when Yasiel Puig's three-run homer handed the Dodgers a promising cushion. The Dodgers waited for lights-out lefty Josh Hader to leave the game to get their bats going again.


"I think everything should be on the table", Sasse said.

Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. "Now, a fight breaks out and he's killed in the consulate, all without knowledge of Crown Prince". "It's about the war in Yemen where tens of thousands of civilians are being killed, it's about them spreading hatred of Christians and Jews and Hindus throughout the world".

In the Fox News interview, Jubeir called the killing "a huge and grave mistake" and offered condolences to Khashoggi's family.

"I would respectfully urge members of Congress to wait until they have the facts and then judge the results of the facts and take positions then", he said.

Amari Cooper Coming to Dallas Via Trade
Oakland figures to have a good shot at the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 and has three first-rounders with the Cooper trade. The 1-5 Raiders reportedly began shopping Cooper earlier this month amid what appears to be a lost season.


Despite widespread outrage over the killing of the columnist for The Washington Post, it is unclear to what extent the top leadership of Saudi Arabia, a key US ally and a powerful player in a volatile region, would be held accountable for what human rights activists describe as an extrajudicial killing by Saudi agents.

Like this: