Pressure building over the Khashoggi incident
As claims that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate can’t be hidden any more, the pressure is building on the Riyadh administration.
Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and was never heard from again. The suspicions that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate are all but certain at this point. The Saudi government hasn’t made any statements to this end as of yet, but many countries and institutions are upping the pressure against them.
ATTENDEES WITHDRAWING FROM THE ECONOMY CONFERENCE
As the pressure builds over the Jamal Khashoggi incident, the number of countries and institutions withdrawing from the economy conference titled Invest in the Future Initiative to be held in Riyadh next week is on the rise.
The IMF, the World bank and many other institutions were to attend the conference at the presidential level, but have withdrawn. With this decision, several countries also withdrew from the conference.
TRUMP: IT IS CERTAIN THAT HE WAS KILLED, THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES
US President Donald Trump, after criticism that he didn’t exert clear pressure since the Khashoggi incident broke out, said it was “most probably” certain that the opposition journalist was killed.
Trump stressed that the incident is “very bad”, and that there will be consequences for the Saudi administration.