This has the validity of a bad horror movie…????

This has the validity of a bad horror movie…????

Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed for the first time that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey, claiming his death occurred following a "fist fight" gone bad.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a committee of top government agencies to further investigate what happened to Khashoggi and to issue a full report on the subject within a month. The move buys the Saudis time as a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers continues to exert pressure on the Trump administration to sanction Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s death.

The kingdom’s official foreign affairs ministry Twitter account published a series of tweets that said Khashoggi’s death was preceded by a fist fight between him and others inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, where he was last seen on Oct. 2. The ministry also said an investigation continues into 18 Saudi nationals who may be connected to the fight.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/19/khashoggi-death-saudi-arabia-journalist-investigation-918622

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