India, Pak Hope To Reap Investment From Saudi Crown Prince's Visit

India, Pak Hope To Reap Investment From Saudi Crown Prince's Visit

India, Pak Hope To Reap Investment From Saudi Crown Prince's Visit

On Friday, The New York Times said the Central Intelligence Agency had intercepted communications of the crown prince telling a top aide in 2017 that he would go after Khashoggi "with a bullet" if the journalist did not return to Saudi Arabia. The killing of Khashoggi has brought near unprecedented worldwide scrutiny on Saudi Arabia and its powerful crown prince.

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected accusations that the White House has helped Riyadh cover up the killing.

"America is not covering up for a murder", he said, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for his death.

"We signaled our dedication to promoting accountability when we were the first nation to take action and designate 17 Saudi individuals on November 15, 2018, under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program for their involvement of the killing of Mr. Khashoggi".

"The crown prince, we know, did not order this".

Pompeo said that Trump's administration was "working diligently" on its investigation.

"The death of Jamal Khashoggi was a massive tragedy", he said.

"Three mega government-to-government MoUs will be signed and their total volume will be in double digit billion dollars", Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Haroon Sharif told Dawn on Monday.

A senior administration official told the AP that the State Department regularly updates Congress on the status of the case and that the USA government will continue to work to hold accountable those responsible for the death. "And we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people".

Citing unidentified current and former US intelligence officials, it said the 2017 conversation was intercepted by USA spy agencies. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced legislation Friday that would prohibit certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the killing of Khashoggi and the Saudis' role in Yemen. Despite conducting its own investigation and detaining all the suspects, Riyadh continues to claim that it has no knowledge of Khashoggi's body. In an audio recording of Khashoggi's murder, Mutreb could be heard telling an aide of the crown prince to "tell your boss" after the killing, the New York Times reported in December.

"When I do this job, I listen to music. Congress will not relent in its efforts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for this heinous crime".

"I think for anyone to think they can dictate what we should do or what our leadership should do is preposterous", he said.

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