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Turkey / Saudi Consulate Mystery / Khashoggi / Merkley, Attiah Interviews #1131231

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The US response to the hunt for answers over the October 2 disappearance of "Washington Post" journalist Jamal Khashoggi†, who may have been killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, introduced; scenes shown of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Saudi Arabia. [POMPEO - says he won't talk about the facts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Alex Marquardt) Reports on Pompeo's meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman {MBS} about the Khashoggi matter with Senator Lindsey Graham calling for the replacement on MBS as successor to the king, what Pompeo said to MBS about "owning it" with the possibility of blocking arms sales discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Jeff Merkley about the US-Saudi relations. [From Oregon, MERKLEY - offers views on the US "attitude" about the murder of an American columnist/resident: that the murder is unacceptable, how MBS plays a great role in Saudi Arabia, so a rogue element is unlikely, how the Maginitsky Act should be applied, on the US complicity in Yemen.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "Washington Post"'s publication of Khashoggi's last op-ed about an Iron Curtain in the Arab world quoted. Live interview held with "Post" opinion editor Karen Attiah. [ATTIAH - offers views on the decision to publish this last op-ed in order to bring it back to his words about freedom.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Marquardt, Alex
Duration:
00:13:30

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