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Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

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Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

 

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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

 

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials.

 

Turkish officials said last week that the prosecutor's office had concluded there was "strong suspicion" that Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and General Ahmed al-Asiri, who served as deputy head of foreign intelligence, were among the planners of Khashoggi's Oct. 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

 

"We don't extradite our citizens," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said when asked about the arrest warrants. He was speaking at a news conference at a Gulf Arab summit in Riyadh.

 

Last month, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned 17 Saudis, including Qahtani but not Asiri, for their role in Khashoggi's murder.

 

The Saudi public prosecutor has said the order to repatriate Khashoggi came from Asiri and that a travel ban has been imposed on Qahtani. Jubeir declined to confirm or deny whether the men were currently detained, referring the question to the Saudi public prosecutor.

 

(Reporting by Stephen Kalin in Riyadh, Writing by Tuqa Khalid in Dubai. Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

 
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No way in the hot desert sands would the Saudis will hand over even a dead dog to Turkey, whom the hate with a passion, let alone Saudis anationals...

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Only once you deal with such "members of society" in the appropriate way they might understand. 
Start sending back their ambassadors to Riyadh while, likewise, withdraw your ambassadors from Riyadh "for consultations". Next is to stop buying oil from these people; they have nothing else to fill their coffers (unlike some other states in the gulf). 
Stop selling them anything, consumer goods, luxury consumer goods, arms and ammunition and let them hang out to dry. 
But, provided this is true, it makes it impossible for people like Trump who apparently got bailed out twice by the Saudis, too much short term money is at stake in the arms deals of Europe hence just forget the whole case and give the Saudi crown prince a Nobel peace price. He deserved it as much as, say, Kissinger in 1973 - so all this is nothing but a big farce ..... 

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Announcing the obvious and expected. I guess just part of the process.

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'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words, report says

Washington (AFP) - Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.

 

The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress.

 

CNN said Turkish officials believe those calls were made to top officials in Riyadh.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cant-breathe-were-khashoggis-final-words-report-says-005134605.html

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