US steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

A week after his mysterious disappearance at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey, US leaders are voicing their fears for Jamal Khashoggi.

US President Donald Trump has said he is concerned while the vice president has said he is “troubled” by his disappearance.

And the US’ top diplomat is urging Saudi allies to be open about what happened.

The mystery puts the spotlight on the Trump administration’s close relations with Riyadh.


Hoda Abdel-Hamid


Richard Murphy – former US envoy to Saudi Arabia

Khalil Jahshan – exective director of Arab Center in Washington

Marwan Kabalan – director of policy analysis at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Qatar

Source: Al Jazeera News

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