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Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

India will break US sanctions and keep importing Iranian oil

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. "We don't have any information on that", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Tuesday.

Erdogan has not accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance but has said that if the Saudis have video footage of him leaving the consulate, they should release it. Saudi Arabia is a major investor in Turkey, despite Ankara's support for the Gulf nation of Qatar, which is under a blockade led by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations.

"We're demanding everything", Mr Trump said when asked if he was demanding information from the Saudis. Nauert said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other USA diplomats have been engaged on the issue and that Trump himself - he said Tuesday he "knows nothing" about what happened to Khashoggi - intends to speak to the Saudis. Bob Corker of Tennessee that they "only livestream their tapes". "And I don't want to prejudge, but if it goes down the road that I'm anxious about it going down, contempt will be met with contempt".

Some demonstrators held pictures of Khashoggi, while others carried placards with the phrase, "What happened to Jamal Khashoggi?". Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published critical pieces of the Saudi government and exiled himself to Virginia. There are also reports that Turkish intelligence is in possession of a video showing Khashoggi's murder.

The official described a quick and complex operation in which Mr. Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the objective.

India will defy United States sanctions and continue importing oil from Iran after a November 4 deadline, easing concerns over the country's energy security but setting up a possible showdown with Washington.

Pence did not indicate that either Turkey, which has launched an intensive investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance, or Saudi Arabia has sought USA assistance. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said the disappearance of the journalist sends a "chilling message" and called for the Saudis to "immediately investigate and verify Jamal's location".

Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, denied reports that Riyadh had Khashoggi killed.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to India in September that some waivers from the sanctions might be granted to countries buying Iranian oil, but only if they agreed to cut their imports to zero. As an individual who believes that life and death are in the hands of God, I pray to God alone for Jamal's safe return. "I very much doubt we could pass another one", Corker said.

Turkish security sources tell TRT World that footage was taken out of the country on a private jet and that a 15-member "hit squad" was seen going to the Saudi Consul General's residence. "‎As the President has conveyed, the United States is concerned by his disappearance".

"If there was any truth to the allegations of wrongdoing by the Saudi government it would be devastating to the US-Saudi relationship and there will be a heavy price to be paid - economically and otherwise", Graham wrote on Twitter.

Crown Prince Salman said last week that Riyadh was "ready to welcome the Turkish government to go and search our premises", because it had "nothing to hide" about the missing journalist. Investigators are also zooming in on a vehicle seen entering and leaving the building after Khashoggi went inside.

"We need to look at an escalating list of actions that we can take in response to what the Saudis have done, assuming that that's proved to be true", Shaheen said.