Monday, February 18, 2019
News

Turkey briefs US Senators on Khashoggi killing

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Istanbul [Turkey] | December 7, 2018 9:11:37 PM IST
Senators from the United States of America on Friday were briefed by Turkey's head of intelligence Hakan Fidan about investigations into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death on Friday.

Fidan's briefing comes amid calls by six US Senators to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for Khashoggi's death at Saudi Arabia's consular premises in Istanbul on October 2.

Quoting sources, Al Jazeera reported that this could help the Senators in strengthening their case against the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, also known as MBS.

Earlier, the United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet had pushed for an international inquiry to ascertain who is responsible for Khashoggi's killing.

Speaking at a conference in Geneva on December 5, she had said: "I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the (people) responsible for that awful killing."

Investigations into Khashoggi's killing are still going on in both Turkey and Saudi Arabia. US President Donald Trump has refused to sever ties with "key allies" Saudi Arabia over the journalist's death, despite a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report that concluded MBS to be behind Khashoggi's death. The United States has since mentioned that the report did not have any concluding remarks, leading to a furore by US Senators.

Several Senators, after a briefing with CIA chief Gina Haspel on December 4, stated that they were convinced of MBS' role in Khashoggi's death. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that there is "zero chance" that MBS is not involved in the killing, after the briefing.

Saudi Arabia has continuously denied reports of MBS' involvement in Khashoggi's killing, reinforcing that they are taking judicial measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Several world leaders, including British Prime Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, met MBS on the sidelines of the recently held G-20 summit in Argentina and pushed for transparent investigations into the journalist's death which has gripped the world. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Militant outfit behind Pulwama attack en...
Netanyahu to meet Putin to improve coord...
Ex-Cambridge Analytica Director cooperat...
How 3 South Asians are shaking up the mo...
6 killed in shooting in Mexico City subu...
Eliminating terrorism requires internati...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Tricolour hoisted less, used more to wra...
2 Youth Cong workers hacked to death in ...
Sapna Choudhary's brother files police c...
4 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight...
Manipur CM hands over rescued human traf...
Rainfall likely in Delhi today, air qual...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Kensington Palace will soon be spli... 
Pak cricketers' photos removed from... 
Markets continue to slide, Sensex s... 
Youth Congress calls for bandh over... 
No visa denial for Pakistan players... 
England ODI series a good gauge ahe... 
Cross-LoC bus service from Poonch t... 
Pulwama encounter: 4 Army personnel...