A team of investigators entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared almost two weeks ago.
Turkish officials say they fear Saudi agents killed and dismembered Jamal Khashoggi after he entered the consulate in Istanbul almost two weeks ago.
Trump said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way to Saudi Arabia within the hour to discuss the controversy over journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post and critic of powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
However, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde told reporters Saturday at the IMF's annual meeting in Indonesia she still planned to go but would be paying close attention to new information about Khashoggi's disappearance.
The Saudi Gazette trumpeted: "Enough Is Enough", while the Arab News said: "Saudi Arabia "will not be bullied". The prosecutor received instructions "to work quickly", so an announcement could happen within days, he said.
But they have the money and, it is said, the desire to make a big splash in football.
Trump said he could not confirm such reports.
Meanwhile, more business barons pulled out of Saudi Arabia's investment conference Future Investment Initiative on Monday.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure.
Mnuchin has become the face of the Trump administration's unwillingness to back away from Riyadh amid rising worldwide attention to the fate of Khashoggi, who hasn't been seen since going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. It said one of the sources told them that the intention was to abduct Khashoggi and it had not been authorized by the Saudi government.
He also said Mnuchin should skip the Saudi conference.
Saudi Arabia finally allowed Turkish officials to enter the Istanbul consulate on Monday evening.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Future Investment Initiative Conference, dubbed "Davos in the Desert", is slated to run October 23 - 25, and is part of his Vision 2030 plan to ween the kingdom off its reliance on oil.
"Canada will always be very firm. about standing up for human rights all around the world because Canadians expect it of our government", Trudeau said in an interview as part of the Fortune Global Forum in Toronto.
Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
He has already ruled out halting a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because of the impact it would have on American jobs.
"It has been 13 days since the event, so surely proving some of the evidence might be hard, but we believe we will obtain evidence", a Turkish official told Reuters.