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before voters is the institution president trump cannot stop talking to the news media to separate. the misinformation from the journalism prize of b.b.c.'s reporting free to leave the listening post on outages in the. us media reports say the cia believes the saudi crown prince mohammed bin. did order the killing of jamal khashoggi flatly contradicting saudi denials. hello and welcome you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up as fighting continues in yemen a glimmer of hope for u.n.
special envoy saying the warring parties will attend talks in this week. britain's prime minister to resign may appoints a replacement minister but faces more turmoil ahead from rebels within her own party. not much cooperation on show at the apec summit china attacks president america first policy of the us defense trade tariffs against beijing. the cia has concluded that the saudi crown prince mohammed bin selma ordered the killing of jamal khashoggi according to u.s. media reports now that finding contradicts head on saudi claims that the crown prince was not involved in the murder of the journalist the saudi consulate in istanbul on october the second mike hanna has the latest now from washington. in
recent days a number of members of congress have demanded that muhammad have been silent be held accountable either by way of tweets or in the case of senator bob corker during a debate about yemen in the senate i asked for our level briefing with madness pompei oh and you asked for the comment assumes we get back to share with us what is happening with saudi arabia on both fronts both yemen and what is happening as it relates to the journalist who was assassinated in my opinion at the direction of the crown prince of saudi arabia us now the washington post reports the cia has concluded that the saudi crown prince ordered the assassination of journalist jamal khashoggi the sit says according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity the report says in reaching his conclusions the cia examined multiple sources of intelligence including a phone call that the crown prince's brother and ambassador to the u.s.
had with the journalist before his murder khaled bin solomon was quick to deny the allegation saying on twitter i never talk to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to turkey for any reason i asked the u.s. government to release any information regarding this claim. within hours several other news organizations including the new york times and the wall street journal also quoting anonymous officials confirming the report of the cia's finding although it is very important it's very significant that what the washington post new york times. c m b c n n other outlets over the hours. reported that the cia internal assessment now is pointing straight years. in some as having ordered this operation this has never happened before at the cia
we probably will not comment on this kind of report however the washington post wouldn't report this unless they were accurately reporting where they believe the cia said so which is a slight nuance now one can anticipate that the congressional oversight committees will have been briefed or demand to be briefed on this report's alleging muhammad been solomon's involvement unlikely to field even further congressional demands that punitive measures be taken against the crown prince and his government the question is whether the president has been briefed by the cia on its reported conclusions and if so whether he would be prepared to back away from his stated reluctance to take action against the saudi government and its leader as i cannot al-jazeera washington. to istanbul and our correspondent andrew sum and so andrew
is it fair to say this is i guess the biggest most substantial claim so far that we've seen since september the twenty eighth into october the second. it certainly is pizza yes it's a little coles shock waves right across the board it certainly puts to bed the argument over whether or not the saudi arabian account of events really is true turkey has been insisting all along that the account the saudis of tried to project it's been a very very confusing war because it's changed at least four to five times but it is falsified according to the best to gauge and team it is really an attempt at trying to cover up the real circumstances the fact that it was ordered from on high not just from on high as the term is used but it was ordered by mohammed bin salim
on the crown prince himself now the cia has assembled a whole range of evidence it would seem not just how had been cited a man the saudi ambassador to washington having a phone conversation or a text exchange certainly a phone conversation is what it seems to have been with jamal khashoggi ahead of him going to the consulate here was assuring him of safety this is something that as you heard in my kind of report has been firmly denied by the u.s. ambassador but this it would seem is a wiretap this is a direct allegation and been sound man is directly connected obviously to his older brother mohammed bin some of the crown prince is supported his elder brother in all of his efforts to convince the united states that he was on his broker that he was
reforming the whole range of politics in saudi arabia the economy as well and he was forging forward with a new type of political arrangement with the united states and cooperation over. iran in cooperation with israel a whole range of foreign policy issues with donald trump so now we have a situation we're seeing vividly now the washington post going out with this report unusually phrased people familiar with the matter of the sources it's bold journalism it's been followed up by a number of other major media houses and the pressure is on the white house now to call its shots in this situation because it stands accused by many in congress and many in turkey many in the europeans well the white house stands accused of being very slow to make its mind up on
a course of action announcing through the treasury these sanctions seventeen members of the saudis establishment you might call the security establishment but they're key figures within the plot they're not anyone who ordered the plot as such so this is seen as a very weak measure by congress congress is calling for something much firmer and of course the cia has not formally briefed congress yet as it's expected to do certainly soon ok andrea does it also mean something else does it mean that when gina housefull returned to washington and briefed donald trump we understand inside the white house because she had a seven hour sit down with her turkish opposite numbers as well as giving him her interpretation of what she thought she'd been hearing she actually had heard that tape which makes up the list of hard dates that the cia is now talking about in the past twelve hours or so out of their building their washington headquarters.
it's a very fair question please october the twenty third was when gina housefull flew to ankara and she was she did listen to the tape reportedly we were pretty sure of that whether it was actually there and then i think that's the case but we don't have formal confirmation of that but we'd be very surprised if it was anything else october the twenty third was when she was in ankara she had the full briefing she returned and as you say she briefed she briefed the president now whether or not all of this dates it was assembled already because it was three weeks after the murder remember before she actually came out to turkey and that was back in october the twenty third since then there has been an amazing amount of work done by the cia according to wall sources we've spoken to that has led to the point where it's an assembly of data it's an assembly of some of it's circumstantial evidence some
of it pointing in a certain direction whether there was a smoking gun that is a key question and one that might be very relevant in the coming hours the coming days perhaps the coming weeks but the bottom line is congress wants to hear a full report from the cia it has the power of subpoenaing. jeana herself if need be to give to testify before it she can say no on the grounds of national security but the bottom line is there is now a situation whereby all eyes are on donald trump as to what he intends to do because what he has done so far will not really tame the beast that is now taking a charge towards riyadh thanks very much and i'm concerned and joins us from anchorage what do you think mr de wine or the political establishment in turkey will do now with this information from the cia.
well peter the turks actually are very happy that what they reported is in line with what turkish security sources have been reporting since the beginning of this incident in october since october the second but of course there are repercussions there are some rumors about what the bargain should be or can be on the table between the united states and turkey because it turns on one side turkey says that we are defender of. the case because it happened in our country the saudis violated the vienna convention it's a diplomatic crisis but also turks are trying to avoid that it becomes a bilateral less matter that's why they're trying to internationalize it of course the united states attitude and reactions towards the saudis very important for turkey because people are also discussing whether turks and president don and
donald trump are. over. covering up to moscow to case in return of extradition if it's lucky man who's been accused of being the perpetrator organizer of the fair to quit tamped in july two thousand and sixteen but we have been hearing from the senior turkish officials that they're saying at no point to turkey to hold back on the case investigation in return for glens extradition because they say we believe that these two cases are not connected in any way shape or form so extradition is excluded and there are some other points that are being discussed for instance the united states supports appeal why the n.s.a.'s syrian democratic forces two kisses their staff and. i.d. and why p.g. as the syrian branch of the both kurdistan workers party. ok which turkey says it's
a terrorist organization but the spike united sosa e.u. also list is a terrorist organization they say why is different. doing our fight against guys in syria and in order to provide stability and security in syria we need a stiff and y.p. just support but turkey still says you are contributing you are assisting the p.k. k. in hours or so this is one other negotiation and probably turks are trying to get a leverage is through your case while bargaining over as well also there are some by literally a defense agreements between including a joint project of f. thirty five fighter jets and there was a problem in the dell a very off so it's a five and turkey is trying to turkey believes that yes this is going to delay the delivery was political so it's true why should you case turkey is also trying to put leverage over washington d.c.
thanks very much. well we'll discuss that later suspects out of the cia in washington a little bit later here on al-jazeera but first let's pause for a few moments to recap on events leading up to the assassination starting on september the twenty eighth that was when the journalist jamal khashoggi made a visit to the saudi consulate in istanbul the first time he was invited to return on october the second maria hollande takes up the timeline. soon after jamal khashoggi leaves the saudi consulate this man. a saudi attention istanbul reportedly leaves two he flies to riyadh returning two days later on october the first a group of officials then travel from the saudi consulate to a forest on the outskirts of a stand bill and to the nearby city of yellow over on what the turkish president says was a reconnaissance mission police sources say. is among them at about three fifteen
on the day is told to return to the consulate nine of the fifteen min the saudi team arrive it is devil's attitude a port on a private jet from riyadh the risk follow either on commercial flights or on a second private jet checking into two hotels near the consulate at nine fifty five around three hours before crucial derives one of the suspected saudi agents abilities motives into his the saudi consulate and now a before diplomatic vehicles pull up allegedly carrying some of the saudi agents she walks through the front gate of the saudi consulate at thirteen fourteen the last time he is ever seen alive to president richard says he is a tech tsunami tortured killed and then dismembered reuters news agency says this man sowed. a top aide to saudi prince mohammed bin cell man supervises the
killing virus sky cool for days after the disappearance saudi officials insist he left the building surveillance footage shows those behind his murder wanted to make it look that way one member of the team dresses in casualties clothes even wears a false bid but tellingly his own shoes he walks out of the consulate throwback exit to make it look like chris. she left about two hours after his the consulate collect vented from the consulate to the nearby residents of the saudi consul. seen there at sixteen fifty three all the time to show his fiance is waiting outside the saudi consulate had teach a jingoists alerts authorities and turkish intelligence and security agents rushed to attitude airport according to sources they searched at least one of the private jets and baggage too but after twenty one hundred on october the second the second
of the private jets departs from riyadh no sign of could show and still no sign of his body argentina's navy has confirmed a submarine missing for a year has been found the sun one has been located in waters eight hundred meters deep in the south atlantic the vessel disappeared on november the fifteenth of last year with forty four service men on board a texan based undersea mapping company joined the search in october. the u.n. special envoy to yemen says the warring parties will attend talks in sweden later this month the fighting is an tense defying of the saudi iraqi coalition wants airstrikes on the port city of data to try and retake it from if the rebels diplomatic it is a james bay is has more to be allowed to impede the chance when he briefed the un security council special envoy martin griffiths was talking about the prospects of yemeni peace talks due to take place soon in sweden is a crucial moment for yemen i've received firm assurances from the leadership of the
yemeni parties the government government of course first and then rather that they are committed to attending these consultations i believe that genuine alike spec them to continue in that way and to. appear for those consultations and indeed so do the yemeni people who are desperate for a political solution to a war in which they are the main victims. also briefing the security council the head of the world food program who says the country is only months away from full scale famine david beasley had just forty eight hours earlier being in the main yemeni port of a data wall in yemen he visited a hospital in sanaa that only has the capacity for twenty child patients a day they receive about fifty cases those not admitted as sent home to die one little child and i remember little feet was sticking out the blanket
and it was kind of cute and i went to called the little feet you know they get out to get a little smile and just like took on a ghost and nothing there. next week the u.k. will circulate a draft resolution to the other members of the security council calling for a sation of hostilities to data and other key locations used for transporting aid how will saudi arabia react diplomats told me they don't think the saudis welcomed the idea of a new resolution james al-jazeera at the united nations civilians hospitals and schools have reportedly been hit in a new round of attacks on the data you see rebels say at least six people were killed on friday mohamed atta who has more now from across the red sea from yemen. and for the confirmed up fighting has resumed in the city they are calling a ceasefire early on announced by the city and the arctic or lucian nothing short
of a tactic to regroup they say the pro-government forces have been getting green foresman from other parts of the country in the past forty eight hours they're also spoke of air strikes that killed up to six civilians on friday in the day that of course the whole thing also admitting that they've continued their operation against the pro-government forces saying they have been getting positions around the outskirts of the city belonging to the pro-government fighters meanwhile the international committee of the red cross has issued a statement calling for more discipline among the combatants in and around the day that they say before we talk about peace we need to talk about the enforcement of international law the halting of targeting of civilian areas and also respecting places like hospitals and schools the international red cross also called for the
respect of the center of civilian lives in the war in yemen. let's go back to our top story that lisa's revelation linking the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salmond to the murder of the saudi journalist from our show on october the second inside the sutta consulate in istanbul joining us now james dorsey he's an author and a senior fellow at the s. rajaratnam school of international studies he joins us from singapore james dorsey we've got this quote running around now from mike pence the u.s. vice president vowing that the u.s. will hold the murderess of jamal khashoggi to account what does that mean i think it remains to be seen what i think we are stay is that it's becoming more and more difficult. conference had been somebody from the consequences of what happened. it is doubtful that the matter is however that if one really reached between the lines of what the washington post of the already what the cia was
saying this remains primarily and a little conclusion rather than one that has a smoking gun. and of course your reading of these denials from the crown prince's brother lead been some on the passage to washington from riyadh saying i never had those conversations with jamal khashoggi i never offered him reassurance and ever said to him go to the consulate you will be ok i mean obviously the embassador earth does not want to open himself up to the question that if indeed he had that safety how much did he know in advance of what was going to happen is double and so obvious and the other thing is that he clearly wants to shield everybody at that level with didn't the saudi government but many association that would have and that's the way i see the denial. let's talk about
another denial or perhaps a change of narrative up until a point forty eight hours ago by our tallying the saudis to change their narrative four times within the past thirty six hours i reckon they tried to change it again to say he administered or he was administered with a very powerful sedative and that was when things started to go wrong what do we learn about the saudi mindset when it comes to this that so close to the cia saying what they've said in the past twenty four hours in washington they're still trying to change the timeline and the narrative here of what they claim really happened inside that building on october the second i think that the advantage of cherokee in the last six weeks as well as the problem that in the south but he's up to a fun thing as well as those that would like to shield the clown prince from what is
happening is that the saudis simply have not been able to develop one ear and story that seems to be better able and that they can maintain it if the fact that they have continuously had to change their story and contradict themselves undermines a credibility. and should the united states because crucially now donald trump has got to react one assumes to what the cia and saying. i mean the kingdom still claims saudi arabia i mean still claims not to know where the body is or what happened to the body i think the problem is that clearly. well there were the saudis that put forward raises more questions than answers that and the longer this takes the more difficult it gets to balance in others what subject it's
a war. or the operation of which is but unfortunately gates at the level of james dorsey in singapore thanks very much like closer to the un children's agency says more children have been killed in syria in the first nine months of twenty thousand than in any other year since the seven year war began unicef says at least eight hundred seventy children were killed between january and september but that number is likely to go much higher earlier this month around thirty children were killed in u.s. led airstrikes in i'll suffer a billet in eastern syria the coalition says it was bombing eyesore targets the chinese president xi jinping says world growth is being overshadowed by protectionism speaking at the apec summit in pop in new guinea he referred to us china trade tensions and called protectionist actions quote shortsighted and doomed to fail the u.s. president on trump's decision to skip the yearly event has allowed the chinese
leader mr xi to take center stage so paul. resorting to old practices such as protectionism unilateral ism will not result problems but also adds the uncertainties to the global economy history tells us taking that road of confrontation whether in the form of a cold war open war or trade war will produce no win it well the u.s. vice president might pence is there he says the terrorists will remain until china changes its ways. we have great respect for president. and great respect for china . but in the president's words china's taking advantage of the united states for many many years. in those days are over. as the president said and china has tremendous barriers they have tremendous tariffs and as we all know their country and gauges and quotas forced technology transfer intellectual property theft industrial subsidies on an unprecedented scale under thomas has more now from
port moresby. the c in a pack stands for cooperation but there was less cooperation on display in the early speeches than the was regional competition particularly in the speeches a president g. of china and mike pence the vice president of the united states both those speeches were really a list of criticisms of the policies of the other country president g. was particularly focused on dole trumps tariff policies he said that trade wars only have losers and he called for terrorists to be wound down for his part mike pence used his speech to criticize china's loans across countries in the asia pacific region saying those loans come with strings attached pointedly he said that u.s. loans don't come with a constricting belt or a one way road that is a very direct jab at china's belt and road initiative which sees that country investing heavily in other countries right around the world will be a dinner for all the leaders late on saturday and then on sunday the main summit
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your headlines u.s. media reports say the cia believes the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salma did order the killing of jamal khashoggi the washington post the new york times and the associated press citing sources familiar with the investigation the cia's finding contradict saudi claims that the prince was not involved in the journalist murder in the saudi consulate in istanbul last month the agency's boss gina housefull listened to a recording of these final moments when meeting investigators in turkey simmons has more now from istanbul. the bottom line is congress wants to hear a full report from the cia it has the power of subpoenaing. gene or herself if need be to give to testify before it she can say no on the grounds of national security but the bottom line is there is now a situation whereby all eyes are on donald trump as to what he intends to do
because what he has done so far will not really tame the beast that is now taking a charge towards riyadh. in argentina the navy has found a submarine that's been missing for a year the san juan was located in waters eight hundred meters deep in the south atlantic it disappeared on november the fifteenth of last year with forty four servicemen on board a texas based undersea mapping company joined the search in october the chinese president xi jinping says world growth is being overshadowed by protectionism speaking at the apec summit in papua new guinea he referred to the us china trade tensions and called protectionist actions short sighted and doomed to fail. the u.k. has a new bracks that secretary as the prime minister to resign may face to save a draft withdrawal agreement struck with the e.u. stephen barclay stepping in to the position big heated by dominic rob up next it's inside story and back in a little under thirty minutes with thirty minutes of al-jazeera we'll see them.
across china millions of cameras are watching citizens every move and scoring their behavior when used investigates china's surveillance crackdown. on al jazeera. more leaks more evidence of more pressure on saudi arabia over the murder of jon. he has another audio recording that contradicts the kingdom's claims that journalist death was not premeditated the saudi narrative changes almost daily is there more to come from turkey this is inside story. other than oracle welcome to the program saudi arabia has given numerous versions