12 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia under pressure over Khashoggi disappearance

Washington Correspondent

The pressure on the government of Saudi Arabia is growing following the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week.

A range of organisations are attempting to distance themselves from the regime. The Financial Times, CNN and the World Bank have all pulled out of a conference planned for later this month in Riyadh.

And Turkey appears to be seeking to use this opportunity to exert maximum pressure. In a parallel move it has decided to send the American pastor Andrew Brunson home. He had been in prison and his release was demanded by President Trump.

We speak to former CIA officer Ned Price and Turkish journalist Asli Aydintasbas.