Pompeo meets with Turkish leaders on missing Saudi writer

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"We have lots of important relationships - financial relationships between USA and Saudi companies, governmental relationships, . the efforts to reduce the risk to the United States of America from the world's largest state sponsor of terror, Iran", he said.

The piece, entitled "What the Arab world needs most is free expression", addresses the crackdown on journalists in Saudi Arabia and other countries. No one is going to defend activity of that nature.

Harbi and Alzahrani have the same names as two people who have been identified as members of the Saudi Royal Guard, the Times said.

Asked about the matter at a press conference on Wednesday, Mnuchin said: "We're going to revisit the decision again tomorrow".

Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and there is mounting worldwide pressure on Saudi Arabia over his killing.

Trump has repeated denials by the Saudi king and crown prince that they knew anything about Khashoggi's fate, and he has warned of a rush to judgment.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held separate meetings with Turkey's president and foreign minister for around 40 minutes each on Wednesday in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

How the crown prince emerges from the crisis is a test of how the West will deal with Saudi Arabia in the future.

Kushner was pictured Wednesday wearing casual clothing, casting a smile and sporting blue suede sneakers, as new reports emerged that Khashoggi suffered gruesome torture and recorded his own interrogation before his disappearance.

However, Trump said "we will probably know that by the end of the week" after he got a "full report" from Secretary of State Pompeo upon his return from Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

The Saudis have made deals to buy billions in USA armaments, something President Donald Trump brought up as the kind of thing he would not want to compromise through US sanctions.

US President Donald Trump, left and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud gesture during a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017.

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Back in Washington, President Trump confidently parroted the Saudis' denials: Hey, it could have been "rogue killers" committing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside a heavily guarded Saudi consulate, Trump argued implausibly, and why let the grisly murder of a USA resident get in the way of lucrative arms sales?

Turkish police have arrived at the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to conduct a search over the disappearance and alleged slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo, like President Donald Trump, has put faith in the Saudi royal family to investigate themselves regarding Khashoggi's disappearance.

Saudi Arabia is one one of its most important backers, and heralded the project as one that could "enable all 4th-generation technologies to flourish in the Kingdom".

Soon thereafter he told reporters that he will find out soon about what happened to Khashoggi.

Earlier in the day, a Saudi delegation had also arrived at the building to take part in what is presented as a joint search with their Turkish counterparts.

The daily reported that in another tape, an unknown individual tells Mr Otaibi: "If you want to live when you come to Saudi Arabia, be quiet!"

The Saudi Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment. His killers later beheaded and dismembered him, it said.

Before leaving Riyadh, Pompeo said the kingdom promised a "transparent investigation".

Kushner has been conspicuously quit amid a fury over the alleged murder of Saudi dissent and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, due to his key role in cultivating Saudi crown prince Muhammad vin Salman.

Pompeo said: "They made a commitment to hold anyone connected to any wrongdoing that may be found accountable for that, whether they are a senior officer or official".

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