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well court advisor tunney were involved in the planning of the journalist murder in october officials say the move to issue arrest warrants reflects the view that the saudi authorities won't take formal action against the two men turkey is also called the extradition of all the suspects that saudi arabia is holding vassal comes a day after u.s. senators were briefed by the head of the cia about the case will have more on their reaction in a moment but first let's look at what we know now about tani and. subtle cattani is a law school graduate who's held several positions in the saudi royal court he was one of the crown prince mohammed bin cell man's closest advisors he's accused of leading the hit team that traveled to istanbul to kill jamal. brigadier general ahmed was the deputy intelligence chief of saudi arabia he was among those who were sacked over the murder of syria's accused of assembling a hit team that killed her after being assigned to do so by the crown prince
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mohammed vall joins us live here on the news from outside the saudi consulate in istanbul just wrap this up for us mohammed what more do we know about the turkish reaction to all this. yes peter we know that the chief prosecutor has sent an application to the court asking for an address warrant to be sure for some of the tiny senior adviser in the palace a close aide to count prince mohammed mr mann and also to the deputy chief of intelligence there or so a very close collaborator and aides to him said man and king said man and the letter explains that it comes after efforts by the turkish prosecution to make the saudis comply to of demands and extradite those suspects but now their focus is on the two top. men who are. part of this collaboration or part of this
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plan to meddle. apparently from this application. the turkish prosecution has strong information. focusing on these two men but also it does not show that the list is conclusive doesn't say that they are the men who gave the orders but it mentions that they are among those who collaborated on the planned for this murder to be executed the turks have been working hard on this case with the with the saudis but they said they haven't heard from them for a long time the saudis promised to give information about three basic demands introduced by turkey one of them is to give specific information about who gave the order to kill. the second point is where are the remains of. and the third is what the saudis can say more about the identity of the local collaborator
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whom they spoke about all of these points are still in the air no complete not even any level of cooperation from the saudi side on them and the turkish side think that without an answer clear answers to these three the quests this judiciary investigation will not be able to move ahead and now they have to you know give more pressure and try to do more so that the saudis can comply mohammed thanks very much while the request for the arrest warrants comes right after senior senators in the u.s. so the time had come for the trumpet ministration to condemn serbia arabia for the murder of jamal khashoggi or congress will act it follows a briefing by the cia chief gina housefull two senate leaders mike hanna has that aspect of the story from washington the cia director paused on her way in paying respects to president george h.w. bush lying in state in the capitol the briefing took place behind closed doors only
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a small group of eight senators invited. all in. agreement about one basic fact. i have zero question in my mind the. crown prince n.b.s. ordered the killing monitor and a killing knew exactly what was happening planned in advance if he was in front of a jury he would be convicted in thirty minutes guilty. so. the question is what we do about that saudi arabian in the different entities. if the saudi government is going to. be in the hands of this man. for a long time to come up and it very difficult to be able to do business because i think he's crazy i think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at
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risk only a strong response by the united states will send a clear and unequivocal message that such actions are not acceptable in the world's stage and i think that's more important than ever and i hope that senator graham and my legislation which would create a real set of consequences mandatory global make netsky a series of sanctions beyond those that exist would be a very strong answer to what has happened last week both the secretary of state and the secretary of defense told the full senate there was no concrete evidence linking the crown prince to the moda senator graham used the term willfully blind and questions are asked to about president trump's ambivalence it would be really easy for the president to walk out into the press room today and just date that. that m.b.'s killed a journalist we know. we know he ordered it we know he
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we we know that. he monitored it these are all people that are very close to him and and that is not acceptable for american standards in the days ahead senators will be discussing what action to take and here there is some division in the senate someone aimed specifically at declaring the guilt of the crown prince mohammed bin solomon others want a wider bill drawn up which would include economic sanctions against saudi arabia including a ban on all weapons sales only one thing at this stage is clear given the mood after this briefing legislation there will be mike hanna al-jazeera washington ok let's get more on joining us live here on set is our senior political analyst marwan bashara everyone in template on capitol hill saying the crown prince is
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complicit that's the word they are literally using in some cases or maybe using in other cases everyone saying that except donald trump not a big surprise no not a big surprise but what is to me anyway as someone who's been observing this congress and the white house for many many years is the intensity. of the senators and the senators leadership in confronting an issue that's already been more or less handled by the white house and to come out with such nuance with the white house and yet so categorical speaking about zero zero chance that muhammad was a man was not involved not only in planning but also monitoring not only ordering but also monitoring the killing of you so really it's quite the statement coming from corker and graham and others that you don't usually see and each one of them walked out and each one of them had their own almost mini press conference to own
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or in order to express their outrage at saudi arabia and from a man as you said in. in top of differentiation with the opening of the white house but that said olds with what mattison pompei it was saying just a few days ago because the almost appearing to hide behind this idea of there's no smoking gun there's no smoking gun but so many different groupings of people not just in the states but around the world have said no there are serious allegations it should be answered there are two things to be said about that one is that lindsey graham crocker and other senators unlike mattis and pompei or don't work for the president they work for the american people the other guys are just basically a function that is within an administration from administration while congress really answers for the american people does not answer for the white house and i think that's one of the more interesting phenomena is that we're seeing unraveling in the united states that in the end of the day there is such a thing a separation of powers and there is such a thing as
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a congress that is sovereign and that deals with things accordingly and i think one of the messages we've seen is that the congress people senators in this particular case i basically telling everyone else he couldn't lobbyists including lobbyist for the united arab emirates including the prime minister of israel himself who is a good friend of all those senators and congressional leaders they're telling him basically. mind your own business this is our business with saudi arabia and mohamed mr mann is involved does that increase the pressure on the trumpet ministration despite that line of separation that you've identified them oh and to punish the crown prince and punish the crown prince very specifically and maybe even using language that donald trump would feel uncomfortable with what look i mean there i can think of a number of scenarios the immediate one is not very attractive because congress is still on that certain i mean the house of representatives is that under
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a certain republican leadership that's more or less than close to a dog from this in the senate for the time being that we're seeing this really aggressive campaign against muhammad mr mann and by implication i guess all true but as we move to the beginning of the year we're going have democratic leadership in the house of representatives and already we have a republican leadership in the senate the three that wants to pursue this issue so trump is going to have a problem both houses of congress would have this as a crusade against muhammad and so on now what does this entailed what one thing is to build convince the president to act himself before they need to act and that's what senator corker said acts before forcing us to act because we will act and what will they do i think what is clear and where they could have more teeth than just rhetoric is by the magnitsky act and if they do consider so india arabia. basically indicted under the magnitsky act then i think saudi arabia is going to
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have to do something about the how of its own moment thanks very much. we move on the u.n. special envoy say yemen and who the rebels have arrived in sweden for talks the saudi backed government delegation is also on its way it's open to go see a sions will end the four year old war which the u.n. says has led to the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history is pulled to judge him. humanitarian organizations are hoping this who the delegation that arrived in stockholm and a yemeni government delegation arriving from saudi arabia will come to an agreement that will help protect millions of yemenis threatened by fighting famine and disease it would be the first time in more than two years that the parties are meeting now to get the parties to this conflict to to come to one place for presentation has not been easy. but is now a decisive step in our efforts to end the suffering in yemen. u.n.
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sponsored talks to to start in sweden are expected to bring together the who supported by iran and yemeni government leaders backed by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates an argument of fact all issues can be negotiated in order to rebuild mutual trust there will be several documents on captives on the economy humanitarian work to build confidence for the peace talks thereby to produce a comprehensive overall political solution to the yemen crisis and as a goodwill gesture the saudi u.a.e. coalition fighting the who these allowed fifty wounded rebel fighters to be flown to oman for hospital treatment that was one of the conditions for huth these to attend the talks similar talks collapsed soon after they began three months ago. the u.n. says the humanitarian crisis in yemen described as the worst in the world will even get worse in the new year it's appealing for four billion dollars from international donors to help feed starving yemenis next year we think that twenty
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four million people in yemen seventy five percent of the population will need. humanitarian assistance. airstrikes somebody boardman's. a cholera epidemic and other diseases as well as starvation is estimated by independent group of researchers to have killed between seventy and eighty thousand yemenis so far in the war in addition fighting has forced half a million people from their homes and to further complicate the disaster people smugglers are using the chaos in yemen as a route to europe migration arrivals to yemen a country at war will reach a bout one hundred fifty thousand people this year twenty eighteen this is roughly a fifty percent increase over one hundred thousand that a law that arrived last year aid organizations helping the starving infected and the displaced say some progress in sweden is urgently needed to end the suffering
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of millions paul chowder gian al jazeera. let's get more on that. joins us live now from north of stockholm where those talks shuttles take place there is the basic framework in place because of what the u.n. envoy to yemen has managed to pull off but it's i guess his progress that he's managed to get people there at all. indeed just seeing. the delegation here interacting tomorrow with the representatives of the internationally government government of yemen is a significant step forward this is the first time they've been able to sit together since two thousand and sixteen i mean huge expectation is that the talks could somehow lead to some sort of a breakthrough particularly when it comes to agreement on
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a prisoner swap ceasefire to be extended across the country and also about how to forward but then peter we're back to the whole idea of how to move forward in a place that has been battered by wars and conflicts like yemen no there is a framework that has been put in place by the united nations special wotton griffis that talks about the needs to need to have a period in yemen with a national unity government that could pave the way for comprehensive towards beheaders a problem the whole thing is a president will also heidi has to go the prime minister has also to go and there is there needs to be a new entity in yemen something like a presidential council where people who represent all the country should be picked and they were run the country for a period of two three years that depends that remains to be seen if that happens
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they think that could be a significant move forward the whole thing the government on the other hand says no how do you remains the legitimate president of us i think this is one of the second points that all the parties have to. agree about thanks very much. plenty more still to come here on the news for you including a pledge from ukraine's president the relatives of a naval crew detained by russia last month. will have the latest on the twists and turns of bricks it. be approach a crucial vote. sportsman's ask will have a chance to go twenty games unbeaten but they'll have to get past one of the fiercest rivals to do it details in the sports news in about half an hour. a monthly meeting between israeli and lebanese military leaders has taken on new
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significance softer israel launched an operation to destroy tunnels along the border between the two countries on tuesday the talks are being facilitated by the un peacekeeping force in syria israeli commanders say they destroyed the tunnels to counter a threat from hezbollah in any future conflict. joins us live from in southern lebanon welcome back to the news what's going on with you today. peter called prevails along this volatile border u.n. peacekeepers the lebanese army they've stepped up patrols they've stepped up their presence along this border and that this if we just zoom in you could actually see the israeli army with diggers trying to search for those tunnels that the israeli army believes were dug by hezbollah original originating from villages in south lebanon and crossing into israeli territory what we understand from the israeli
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army is that they have discovered one tunnels are not saying how many tunnels they believe have been dug there has been no comment or reaction from the lebanese armed group hezbollah on these allegations neither has there been any comment from the u.n. peacekeeping force which should be monitoring the cease fire. along this border because if indeed these tunnels were built by hezbollah and if indeed these tunnels were built since the two thousand and six war then they would be in clear violation of un resolution seventeen zero one which calls for hezbollah to stay away from the border its fighters and weapons should not be close to this volatile border so still no comment israel saying that this really is a preemptive move to swore to any plan by hezbollah to shift the battlefield from lebanon to israel in any future conflict in previous wars israel would go on the offensive its troops would it invade lebanon. as well as secretary general back in
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two thousand and eleven made it very clear that the next plan would be moving into israeli territory in any future conflict. the fact of these tunnels is really read this particular time. many people are asking this question some are relating it to domestic concerns by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who say they're facing challenges within his own coalition but there is no doubt that israel is concerned about iran's growing presence in iran of course backs hezbollah funds hezbollah arms hezbollah and israel has been trying to prevent iran from entrenching itself militarily in neighboring syria over the past few years they've been targeting iran and iranian assets for years now the focus really is now shifting to lebanon and many believe that it's because.

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