Germany threatens with sanctions after Saudi statement for murder of journalist

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Duitsland dreigt met sancties na Saoedische verklaring voor moord op journalist

Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Several western countries to let them know not to accept the explanation of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany threatens even with economic repercussions.

According to the Saudi’s came Khashoggi during a ‘scuffle’ in the consulate in Turkey, where he papers in order came. That looks like a watered-down version of what the audio recordings suggest: Khashoggi, there would be interrogated and tortured.

Canada called the explanation of Saudi Arabia’s credible nor coherent’. “We reiterate our demand for an in-depth investigation, in full cooperation with the Turkish authorities,” said minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. Had previously EU-buitenlandvertegenwoordiger Federica Mogherini, already a thorough investigation demanded.

In Paris has sent minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian in a separate press release in which he stated that the confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a first step is to obtain the truth. “But many questions remain unanswered. The expectations are high, because both our countries are strategic allies, what candor and transparency is required.’

Arms exports

US president, Donald Trump repeated Saturday that he, too, more explanation is expected of Saudi Arabia, he believes, it ‘possible’ that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman really didn’t know. Trump continues to consider sanctions, but says at the same time that wapencontracten unsubscribe ‘us more pain than them’.

Germany will now go a step further. “There remain so many questions exist, and I can’t imagine that there is within the German government a positive basis exists for the export of arms to Saudi Arabia to approve,” said foreign affairs minister Heiko Maas Saturday night on the German tv channel ARD.

Torture

The diplomatic pressure is increasing after the last few days in the Turkish press, new elements have emerged that onerous for Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi would not only were killed in the Turkish consulate, but also tortured. The research is going now. So is a large forest in the near of Istanbul searched. Ankara says that the term ‘everything’ will reveal about the fate of the journalist.