Turkey keeps pressure on Saudis

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"So we have the opportunity - if we decide we're not going to ask the king to remove him discreetly - to. sit down with him and say, listen, we can't go on like this", Indyk said.

Mr Trump's administration is facing rising pressure to act against its long-time ally Saudi Arabia and the President has appeared to be stepping back from giving Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman his full support.

"They had a very bad original concept", Trump said.

"One of the issues we are faced with is a contract that was signed by the previous government that makes it extremely hard for us to withdraw from that contract without significant financial penalties on Canadians", Trudeau said in response to a reporter's question. The execution was awful.

"We have identified at least some of the individuals responsible, including those in the intelligence services, the Royal Court, the Foreign Ministry, and other Saudi ministries who we suspect to have a hand in the killing", Pompeo told the media on Tuesday.

Miller recalls the parallels of the Khashoggi killing with the assassination of Sri Lankan news editor Lasantha Wickrematunge on January 8 2009, just days after he had published a column predicting he would be killed for his criticisms of the military government. "And it is painful, heinous to every human being in the world".

European Council President Donald Tusk said here on Wednesday that all details of the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, shoud be revealed regardless of "who is behind it".

And judging from the high level attendees who cancelled for this week's investment forum in Riyadh, the damage to the Saudi's image from the Khashoggi killing is now starting to bite. We will continue to explore additional measures to hold those accountable.

While Slovakia and Czech Republic have signalled a willingness to discuss the matter, Spain and the United Kingdom have rejected calls to end arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has detained 18 people and dismissed five senior government officials as part of the investigation.

The summit also drew Dubai's ruler, Jordan's king and Pakistan's prime minister. Her economy minister, Peter Altmaier, called Monday for a common European Union position on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, telling a public broadcaster that "only if all European countries agree, this will make an impression on the government in Riyadh".

Pro-government media reported yesterday that Turkish intelligence has shared "all the evidence" over the murder of Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 23, 2018.

Earlier, however, Erdogan had vowed to seek justice against those who ordered the killing.

Bahout said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could pressure Saudi Arabia to fix ties with Turkish ally Qatar, which is under an embargo from Gulf Arab states, or to ease pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood, which the kingdom has seen as a threat for its role in Arab Spring protests.