Published: Tue, November 27, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Sisi receives Crown Prince in Cairo

Sisi receives Crown Prince in Cairo

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi greeted the heir to the Saudi throne at the airport in Cairo when he arrived from Bahrain after a visit to the United Arab Emirates.

There, the 33-year-old was pictured meeting Kadryov and former King Juan Carlos I of Spain as well as speaking with the Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

"I do think we need to look into this further, and we need to understand where the investigations are leading us", she said.

He and Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, have co-sponsored a resolution in support of pulling funding from Saudi efforts to intervene in a civil war in Yemen.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have bolstered ties since Sisi took power in 2013 after ousting President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, which both countries have banned and designated as a terrorist organisation.

The prince, a former Saudi intelligence chief who has also served as ambassador to the United States, said the CIA's conclusion that Iraq possessed chemical weapons before the U.S. invasion in 2003 showed it could be unreliable.

"American people and our involvement in this war", said the senator.

"The intelligence I've seen suggests that this was ordered by the crown prince", he said on NBC's "Meet the Press". Joni Ernst of Iowa said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

The CIA has concluded that Prince Mohammed ordered the operation to kill Khashoggi last month - as first reported by the Washington Post - and has briefed other parts of the U.S. government on its findings, sources told Reuters last week.

The journalists pointed out that: "The attempts of Bin Salman and the royal family to evade responsibility requires journalists in Egypt and around the world to condemn this regime, on top of which the king and his crown prince, and putting them on top of the list of the enemies of freedom of expression and journalism in the world". "However, human rights ― we also are a very strong nation when it comes to human rights, when it comes to the rule of law, and if there are indicators that the prince was involved in this murder than we need absolutely consider further action".

Almost 100 Egyptian journalists have announced their rejection of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Cairo.

At the same time, Corker said that he expected the Senate to vote this week on a privileged resolution - authored by Sens.

I want to speak to the issue with Saudi Arabia.

CIA director Gina Haspel signaled to Turkish officials that the agency had a recording of a call in which the crown prince gave instructions to "silence" the journalist, a Turkish newspaper also reported on Thursday.

"I'm also certain that in the next Congress people will look into that, " he added.

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