Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Trump Compares Suspicion Of Saudis To Kavanaugh: Here We Go Again, You’re Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump says in an interview with The Associated Press: “Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent.” He is comparing it to allegations of sexual assault leveled against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett …

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Trump: The Saudi Prince “Totally Denies” Knowledge

The Washington Post reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Saudi leaders Tuesday to move quickly with a “transparent” investigation into the disappearance of journalist Kamal Khashoggi even as Turkish officials sifted through possible evidence at the last place he was seen alive. Turkish officials have said they believe a Saudi hit team killed Khashoggi earlier this month after he …

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Lindsey Graham Urges Saudis To Depose Leadership, Vows To “Sanction The Hell” Out Of Them [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowed never to work with Saudi Arabia again as long as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is leading the country and said he intends to “sanction the hell” out of the country. “This guy has got to go. Saudi Arabia, if you’re listening, there are a lot of good people you can …

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Trump: I Have “No Financial Interests” In Saudi Arabia

The fact checkers will have a field day with this one: President Trump on Tuesday pushed back on speculation he has not punished Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of a U.S.-based journalist due to financial conflicts of interest, calling it “FAKE NEWS.” Trump for years has had business ties to the Saudis, with one Saudi royal billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal, …

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Mike Pompeo Meets With Saudi Arabia Royals [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump sent Pompeo to the kingdom where he will also meet and dine with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s putative leader. As the secretary of state arrived in …

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REPORT: Saudi Arabia To Admit Killing Critic Journalist As The Result Of An Interrogation That “Went Wrong”

Reuters reports: Saudi Arabia is preparing a report that would admit Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation that went wrong, CNN reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources. One source cautioned that the report was still being prepared and could change, CNN said. The other source said the report would likely conclude that the …

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Trump Defends Saudi Arabia, Suggests “Rogue Killers” Murdered Missing Washington Post Reporter [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump has once again come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, telling reporters on Monday morning that Saudi officials have repeatedly denied murdering critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi—and suggesting that Khashoggi could have been murdered by “rogue killers” instead. “I just spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what took …

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Trump: I’m Immediately Sending Pompeo To Meet With Saudi King About Missing Washington Post Reporter

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Monday morning that he would send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “immediately” to meet with the Saudi king as the international outcry continued to grow over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Details of Pompeo’s visit to Saudi Arabia weren’t immediately clear. The White House and the State Department didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for …

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Saudi Arabia Vows Retaliation Against US Sanctions

ABC News reports: Saudi Arabia has rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency reported. The comments came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi …

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REPORT: Reporter’s Apple Watch Recorded His Death

CNN reports: Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday morning. Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his Apple Watch before walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, according to Sabah newspaper. The moments of his “interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his …

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Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudis Are Proven To Have Murdered Washington Post Reporter [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump said in an interview with 60 Minutes that the Saudis could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, and if so, the U.S. would inflict “severe punishment.” In a clip broadcast on “CBS This Morning,” Mr. Trump said there is a lot at stake “and maybe especially so …

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Trump: I’ll Call Saudi King Over Missing Journalist

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he has not talked to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman but will call the royal leader soon, as questions mount about the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A delegation from Saudi Arabia has now arrived in Turkey as part of a joint investigation into the disappearance. Khashoggi entered the …

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Mnuchin To Attend Saudi Arabia Investment Conference Despite Apparent Murder Of Washington Post Reporter

The Washington Post reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he still plans to attend a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month despite mounting evidence that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “We are concerned about what is the status of Mr. Khashoggi,” Mnuchin said during an interview on CNBC. …

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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador, To Withdraw Students From Canada Over Women’s Rights Criticism

The Associated Press reports: Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s …

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NYC Trump Hotel Rev Surges Thanks To Saudi Prince

The Washington Post reports: The general manager of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan had a rare bit of good news to report to investors this spring: After two years of decline, revenue from room rentals went up 13 percent in the first three months of 2018. What caused the uptick at President Trump’s flagship hotel in New York? One …

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Trump Rages After NYT Reports That Junior Secretly Met With Wealthy Pro-Trump Arab Princes At Trump Tower

Here’s what today’s rant is apparently about: Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the …

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Saudi Arabia: If Iran Builds A Nuclear Bomb, So Will We

Agence France-Presse reports: Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiraling tension between the regional rivals. Asked whether Riyadh would “build a bomb itself” if Tehran seizes on Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran deal to resume a nuclear weapons program, Jubeir said: “If Iran …

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REPORT: Saudi Prince Privately Bragged To Multiple Parties About Having Kushner “In His Pocket” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Alex Emmons of The Intercept reported Wednesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly bragged to multiple parties that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, was “in his pocket,” citing a source who speaks often with confidants of the Saudi and Emirati rulers. Emmons joined CBSN to discuss The Intercept’s report Thursday morning, describing Kushner and …

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Saudi Arabia To Lift Ban On Movie Theaters

USA Today reports: Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would lift the kingdom’s decades-long ban on movie theaters, part of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The government passed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theaters for the first time in 35 years. They could open in March. The conservative kingdom shut …

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Saudi Arabia Ends Ban On Women Drivers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The kingdom, which announced the change on Tuesday, was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally for detaining women who defied the ban. Women’s rights activists …

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