Saudi journalist's death recorded on his Apple Watch: Turkish newspaper

  • Saudi journalist's death recorded on his Apple Watch: Turkish newspaper

Saudi journalist's death recorded on his Apple Watch: Turkish newspaper

Sources close to the Turkish investigation have told Middle East Eye that Khashoggi was dragged from the consul general's office inside the consulate before he was brutally murdered by two men who cut up his body.

Reports suggest an assault and struggle took place in the consulate after Mr Khashoggi entered the building to get paperwork for a marriage.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are rivals for influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia calls allegations that it killed Jamal Khashoggi lies. However, Apple Watches do not have a fingerprint ID unlock function like iPhones.

It was not immediately clear whether it would have been technically feasible for Khashoggi's Apple phone to transfer audio to his phone, which he had given to his fiancee before entering the consulate.

Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since last week.

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Saudi Arabia has said it had nothing to do with Khashoggi's disappearance, without explaining or offering evidence of how the writer left the consulate and disappeared into Istanbul with his fiancée waiting outside.

But Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt shot back that Jeremy Corbyn had not even managed to condemn Russian Federation after the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Saudi Interior Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, "stressed that what has been circulating in terms of supposed orders to kill Jamal are outright lies and baseless allegations against the Kingdom's Government, which is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with global laws and conventions".

Sanders has criticized USA support for the Saudi-led coalition's military effort in Yemen and pushed for a vote earlier this year along with Utah Republican Sen.

"What has been circulating about orders to kill (Khashoggi) are lies and baseless allegations against the government of the kingdom, which is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with global laws and conventions", Prince Abdulaziz said.

A joint statement of condemnation, if it is confirmed that Mr Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents, is also being discussed by United States and European diplomats. Now, President Trump is threatening "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if suspicions of Khashoggi's murder are confirmed - and Saudis have vowed to retaliate in kind.

Trump declared Friday the USA would uncover the truth about what happened to Khashoggi.

Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over a week ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

"There's not enough money in the world for us to buy back our credibility on human rights if we do not move forward and take swift action, " Rubio said. No details of the conversation were released.

Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi was killed inside the mission by a Saudi state hit-squad, charges that Saudi authorities have consistently denied. "From the standpoint of jobs, economic development, a lot of other reasons, I would like to do something where we could maybe look at other things [than canceling the deal]".

Noting that Saturday had been Khashoggi's birthday, she said: "When your loved one leaves this world, the other world no longer seemed scary or far away".

In a joint statement, Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and Germany's Heiko Maas said whoever was responsible for the Saudi journalist's disappearance must be held to account.

Khashoggi was living in self-imposed exile in the United States and had criticized Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns written for The Washington Post. He also voiced appreciation for the positions of Saudi Arabia, "which has always supported -and still does - our just cause and the rights of our people".

The Trump administration plans to reimpose sanctions on oil exports from Iran on November 5 and Trump has urged Saudi Arabia to boost oil output to help make up for the loss. The president cited the effects such action may have on American businesses.