Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince insists stalled Aramco IPO is on track

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince insists stalled Aramco IPO is on track

At a MS campaign rally on Wednesday, Trump took a jab at Riyadh and said the country would not last "two weeks" if Washington withdrew its military support.

Turkish police have concluded that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul after going missing on October 2, an unnamed government official said Saturday.

As a contributor to the Post, Khashoggi has written extensively about Saudi Arabia, including criticising its war in Yemen, its recent diplomatic spat with Canada and its arrest of women's rights activists after the lifting of a ban on women driving. He entered the consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. And the end result is that we succeeded, and the United States of America under the leadership of President Obama failed, for example in Egypt. "The consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying "he has left", Erdogan told a news conference in Budapest, where he is on an official visit.

But in an interview with the public broadcaster news channel TRT Haber, Aktay said: "This is an assault against Turkey's right of sovereignty". The consulate has also denied that Khashoggi was abducted.

"I love working with him (Trump)", the crown-prince told the US-based Bloomberg publication, adding that the two leaders had "achieved a lot in the Middle East, especially against extremism, extremist ideologies, terrorism and Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant)".

"God willing, we will not be faced with the situation we do not desire", he said. "I do not like it", he told reporters at the White House.

Saudi Arabia is now pumping about 10.7-M BPD, and can add a further 1.3-M bbl "if the market needs that", the Prince said. It was not the first time that Trump had criticised Saudi Arabia over the issue. He said that senior state officials have been in communication with Riyadh.

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In April, the Saudi government said it aims to generate 35 billion to 40 billion riyals ($9 billion to $11 billion) in non-oil revenues from its privatization program by 2020 and create up to 12,000 jobs.

Al Jazeera reaffirms its commitment to defending journalists and press freedom across the world and reiterates that journalism is not a crime.

Khashoggi is a familiar face on political talk shows on Arab satellite television networks and used to advise Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to the United States and Britain.

"Turkey will claim this was an affront to their sovereignty and Saudi Arabia will point to the Turkish-Qatari alliance as an explanation for Turkey's accusations", she said. Relations were already strained after Turkey sent troops to the Gulf state of Qatar previous year in a show of support after its Gulf neighbours, including Saudi Arabia, imposed an embargo on Doha. He has also asked the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to hand over video footage, according to Politico.

"The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul". "It has been conveyed to him that we expect full coordination in the investigation process", the official said. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards but his fiancee, who was waiting outside, said he never came out.

On the back of the preliminary investigation, Ankara announced Saturday it had opened an official probe into his disappearance.

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