Branson halts Saudi funding talks

Branson halts Saudi funding talks

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Sir Richard Branson has halted talks over $1bn Saudi funding in Virgin home firms after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sir Richard has additionally suspended directorships in two tourism initiatives.

Mr Khashoggi, a successfully-known critic of the Saudi government, disappeared when visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul final week.

Turkish police derive proof that supports that Mr Khashoggi became once killed, the Washington Post reported.

“What has reportedly came about in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved correct, would clearly change the skill of any of us within the West to form change with the Saudi Executive,” Sir Richard acknowledged in a commentary.

“We derive requested for more files from the authorities in Saudi and to clarify their predicament in the case of Mr Khashoggi.”

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Characterize caption Jamal Khashoggi has no longer been considered since going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Turkish authorities in Istanbul derive audio and video proof that supports that the journalist became once murdered by Saudi brokers interior the consulate, the Washington Post reported.

Saudi Arabia has denied killing Mr Khashoggi and has insisted that he left the consulate quickly after he arrived.

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