Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

'Beast Pac-Man': Khashoggi's private messages show growing fear of Saudi Prince

'Beast Pac-Man': Khashoggi's private messages show growing fear of Saudi Prince

Saudi state TV showed footage of the crown prince's plane arriving in Nouakchott.

"Leaders should not just offer warm words against human rights atrocities but back up their words with action", he said, citing Germany and Norway as countries who have stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, when Britain has not. Three agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed on the sidelines of the visit of the Crown Prince. Friends of Khashoggi's have said that Qahtani called the journalist and raised the potential of his working for the crown prince if he would end his self-imposed exile in Virginia and return to his native country.

The spokesman confirmed Russian Federation maintains its interest in continuing relations with the OPEC and non-OPEC group of oil producers, noting Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the issue at their meeting in Argentina.

"We regard it as a despicable murder".

Still, MBS sent at least 11 messages to his closest adviser - who oversaw the team that killed Khashoggi - in the hours before and after the journalist's death, according to a classified Central Intelligence Agency assessment seen by the Wall Street Journal.

Abdulaziz's legal team filed a lawsuit in Israel on Sunday, arguing NSO broke global laws by selling its software to Saudi Arabia, knowing it could be used to violate human rights.

Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said the question of holding the killers responsible and the strategic importance of the US-Saudi relationship were separate issues. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen living in the United States (US) before his death, was critical of the regime in Riyadh.

The Saudi royal sent the messages to Saud al-Qahtani, who is thought to have supervised the 15-man team that killed Khashoggi. "That is a accurate statement, it is an important statement, and it is a statement that we are making publicly today". "I was clear with him that we can indeed do a trade deal with the United States of America with the deal that is on the table with the European Union".

CNN International had reported that Khashoggi had exchanged more than 400 WhatsApp messages with Montral-based Omar Abdulaziz, a critic of MBS, in the year before he was killed.

Last May, Abdulaziz said he met two Saudi government officials in Montreal, and recorded their conversations, sharing them with CNN.

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