Turkish officials say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Saudi consulate

Minnie Murray
October 10, 2018

"If you look at the picture overall, you have 99 percent of good things and one bad issue", bin Salman said.

He further said, "So, you can not have 100 percent friends saying good things about you, even in your family". You will have misunderstandings. "So we put that in that category", he said.

The two regional heavyweights and U.S. allies have engaged in a delicate balancing of shared interests and opposing positions, sometimes teaming up to oppose President Bashar Assad in the Syrian conflict, for example, while sparring over Saudi Arabia's campaign to isolate Qatar and its regional fight against political Islam.

"We protect Saudi Arabia". Turkey has been coy and giving conflicting statements about what they believed to have happened to Mr. Khashoggi and certainly Turkey's own bleak record of mistreatment and jailing of its journalists is being used by Saudi authorities to pour added doubt on the case.

"I love working with him", Prince Mohammed said in an interview at the royal palace in Riyadh on Wednesday. But I said, King we're protecting you; you might not be there for two weeks without us.

"It would be a major blow to the image that Saudi Arabia's advocates have so carefully tried to cultivate in the west, particularly in Washington", Kristian Ulrichsen, a fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute in the United States, told AFP. "Not good. We want them to stop raising prices, we want them to start lowering prices".

"Also included in these agreements are that part of these armaments will be manufactured in Saudi Arabia, so it will create jobs in America and Saudi Arabia, good trade, good benefits for both countries and also good economic growth".

"The request that America made to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries is to be sure that if there is any loss of supply from Iran, that we will supply that".

"We will pay nothing for our security".

In May, Trump also hit out at its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners at a summit in Brussels, saying that "23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defence".

The plan to float around five percent of Aramco - expected to be the world's largest stock sale - forms the cornerstone of a reform programme envisaged by Prince Mohammed to wean the Saudi economy off its reliance on oil.

He also clarified that Saudi Arabia had spare capacity of 1.3 million barrels without the need for further investment.

Sen. Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said he met personally with the Saudi ambassador to the United States to ask him about Khashoggi's whereabouts. It's there since 1744; I believe more than 30 years before the United States of America, And I believe, and I' m sorry if anyone misunderstands that, but I believe President (Barack) Obama, in his eight years, he worked against many of our agenda not (only) in Saudi Arabia, but also in the Middle East. "And you've got the answer now from me".

But the ultra-conservative kingdom, which won plaudits in June for lifting a ban on women driving, has drawn heavy criticism for its handling of dissent. The crown prince said that they were not arrested for their activism but rather due to their "connections with agencies of other countries".

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