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al-jazeera states swear every since. all about america first we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders. the u.s. president defends relations with saudi arabia despite conceding the crown prince may have known about the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi. i missed and this is al jazeera live from doha where we continue to follow the
latest developments on the case of the mad at saudi journalist including shock and outrage over trump's comments his close ally senator lindsey graham says america should not lose its moral voice. so a side attack on a gathering of religious leaders kills over fifty people in kabul. cozying up to beijing the philippines welcomes china's president as a tries to distance itself from longtime ally the u.s. . the. u.s. president donald trump has appeared to side with saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin solomon over the murder of jon and. despite a cia report concluding that the crown prince ordered the killing trump says the u.s. intends to remain a steadfast partner of saudi arabia see how tansey has more from washington d.c.
. i hear aboard were you a who are the white house thanksgiving tradition of the president holding a turkey to go to groom significance this year a short time earlier donald trump made it clear he was giving the saudi crown prince a pass for the killing of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi and an eight paragraph statement filled with the rhetorical flourishes the exclamation marks on slogans characteristic of the president's tweets made his argument king solomon. and crown prince mohammed bin salman vigorously denying any knowledge of the planning and execution of the murder of mr our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information but it could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic events maybe he did and maybe he didn't our relationship is with the kingdom of saudi arabia donald trump went on they have been a great ally in our very important fight against iran the united states intends to
remain a steadfast partner of saudi arabia to ensure the interests of our country israel and all other partners in the region very simply it is called america first basically he was saying that our relationship as saudi arabia solve porn really doesn't matter later in the day mr trump was asked about his staunch support for the saudis we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and let russia china and everybody else have a it's all about for me very simple it's america first after talks with my pump aoe in washington the turkish foreign minister also discussed the complexity of his nation's relations with saudi arabia making it clear that i'm greg did not want to sabotage those links but he added this we know well that the team who came to stumble did not come because they wanted to but they came at the request of somebody we know though that this person is not the king there was a withering response from the washington post who wrote for an journalists' rights groups president trump is correct in saying the world is
a very dangerous place the washington post said in a statement his surrender to the state ordered murder will only make it more so an innocent man brutally slain deserves better as does the cause of truth justice and human rights in this failure of leadership from president trump it now falls to congress to stand up for america's true values and lasting interests the committee to protect journalists tweeted this if you boil the white house statement down to its essence president trump has just asserted that if you do enough business with the us you are free to murder journalists that's an appalling message to send to saudi arabia and the world but it seems the trumpet ministration has made a decision not to be concerned by the ridicule and disbelief that has greeted its arguments and ultimate position on the khashoggi killing she ever time to see al-jazeera washington. algis there as mike hanna now joins us live from washington d.c. so mike that was quite the statement from president what more did he have to say well a truly extraordinary statement on his critics contend that it makes very clear what
are the priorities of the trump administration economic development at the expense of the critics contend of any form of moral center to the administration whatsoever certainly even by president trump standards as a remarkable documents of the number of exclamation marks that she has pointed out the tone of the statement very clearly aping as it were the style that he uses in his tweets but basically what he is making very clear there as was pointed out is that he simply doesn't care whether or not to the crown prince was responsible for the journalist death insisting that the economic relationship of the u.s. with saudi arabia is absolutely the most vital matter and in the light of that then the murder of a journalist can simply be brushed aside mike i imagine reactions coming thick and fast from us led to spaces what are we hearing from capitol hill. well absolute
fury from all concerned both sides of the aisle at salute lee incensed at the statement by the president they've been pushing for weeks for some kind of sanction to be exercised against those held accountable and now you have a situation where the president says that it doesn't really matter who did it that's his implication but there has been a development in recent hours of the senate foreign relations committee has sent another letter to president trump really invoking the global magnitsky act now this was invoked originally on october the tenth it provides for sanctions to be exercised against proven human rights abuses it any part of the world now in the letter to president trump the senators the republican and the ranking democrat senator say that in the light of the recent developments then they ask him to make a determination specifically on whether the crown prince mohammed bin solomon was
responsible for the death of jamal khashoggi so they are now asking him to specifically look into that they have given him one hundred twenty days from the date of the initial letter which is october tenth as i mentioned but clearly this is a sign that congress is not going to stop attempting to ramp up pressure on president trump to take some form of sanction and to make his position far more clear on whether or not the crown prince was responsible for the murder of a journalist that was mike hanna live for us from washington d.c. thanks mike reaction to trump's comments was quick and scathing here's what former cia director john brennan tweeted since mr trump excels in dishonesty it's now up to members of congress to obtain and declassify the cia findings and jamal khashoggi is death no one in saudi arabia at most especially the crown prince
should escape accountability for such a heinous act. the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations condemned trump's response over twitter saying it is a mean and nasty world but siding with the meanest and nastiest out there to turn a c.c. person or assassin n.b.s. will leave the world even. this statement is a green light for would be murderers and countries that have things trump thinks we need. iran's foreign minister zarif has also his house said donald trump huntress at the his statements saying mr trump bizarrely devotes the first paragraph of his shameful statement on saudi atrocities to accuse iran of every sort of malfeasance he can think of the haps way also responsible for the california fires because we didn't help break the forests just like the finns do as she had story mentioned turkey's foreign minister smokes shortly after trump statement was released that the child shall use says turkey may seek a formal u.n.
inquiry into the shop she killing has more of what he had to say. the time i think we believe that nobody came to turkey without pre-planning first eleven have been arrested all those have been set free why have they been freed and why is someone to the death sentence the question needs to be answered any investigation should be conducted according to turkish law they have to be handed over to turkey we should have a corporation it's not just up to saudi arabia to request information from us we also have to be given information by them. tony betty has the latest from istanbul . this a challenge all of the turkish foreign minister was speaking after the president from statement and after meeting with might be under the secretary of state he did refer directly to those meetings and that statement but he did reiterate a call to the saudis to give better cooperation in this inquiry into who killed mr
khashoggi they said they're not getting enough information from the saudis they're not sharing that information and he called for further details of the men the saudis say they are holding especially the five that are facing the death penalty the turkish authorities say they know nothing about these men they want the chance to question these men as part of the investigation and they want a trial to be held on turkish soil they say that's the only way of having a fair. for an open trial they've been complaining about the lack of access and also talking about the fact that the saudis are not cooperating and they understand why a number of countries may be scared about searching the saudis because of their economic might and turkey is prepared to put that in jeopardy because they have to pursue justice there has been some dismay in ankara about the statement from president from play find a little bit kind of unbelievable that he can just dispel the finding of his own security service and believe the word of
a man who they believe is responsible for ordering the killing of mr. this is going on they face not going to when they will pursue justice as long as it takes afghanistan has declared a day of national mourning after at least fifty people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital kabul an interior ministry spokesman says more than eighty others were wounded in the assault a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wedding hall during a gathering of muslim religious scholars they were meeting to mark the best day of prophet muhammad. i heard the explosion i just take my cousin out of there was seriously wounded but when i got here i realized that i was wounded as well and i am here i wanted to enter the hotel to participate in the ceremony but i got a call from a relative and he told me that there was a blast inside the hotel and the his children were wounded now and looking after my friends who have been injured in the blast the hospitals aren't allowing anyone any . there have been more airstrikes and gun battles in the yemeni port city of her
data. witnesses say fighting near the city center with some of the west they've seen in recent days a saudi a mirage the coalition is backing yemen's government in its fight against iranian backed rebels who control had data. still ahead on al-jazeera moral denies asians take a stand against israeli occupation of palestinian land. from the waves of the soon. to the contours of the east. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast or you're looking at some clouds and showers here across parts of the central regions of china over the next few days notice those clouds making their way towards the east but across the interior sections there is the rain right there for hong kong we are going to see
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you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.s. president has admitted that the saudi crown prince could have known about a plot to kill saudi journalist jamal khashoggi but says he is not going to take any more action against riyadh earlier a cia report supposedly concluded that the crown prince ordered the killing. donald trump's comments have been widely condemned in the united states with former top officials accusing him of giving him a green light to commit murder republican congressman lindsey graham a staunch trump ally said there strong support in congress to impose serious sanctions against saudi arabia. afghanistan has declared a day of national mourning after at least fifty people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital kabul the explosion targeted a meeting of islamic scholars at a wedding venue. let's get more now top story. is the executive director of the arab center in washington d.c.
and was a friend of jamal khashoggi he says trump has effectively ignored the intelligence community and pardoned the crown prince. i think it was somewhat of a strange event on the one hand this is the same president. only on sunday in a measure interview requests to the intelligence community to resubmit a new. assessment or reassessment of the events leading to the murder of yet today he preempts attempts to preempt that reassessment before he hears back from the intel community so he in a sense. gave him basically a slap in the face and proceeded to preempt that three assessment essentially what he offered in his statement today i believe is like a presidential pardon. been some man in advance of finishing the investigation even in saudi arabia and in terms of listening to his
own intelligence community we want most probably see additional leaks in public even though that information has been released by the turks to their counterparts here in mclean virginia at the cia during that director is the director of the cia's visit to turkey i think they will be leaking now that information that was shared with her which was shared with the president but apparently as he said today he had meant it today that he doesn't seem to carry suspects that maybe. m.b.'s had been some man knew more about the situation maybe he didn't maybe we will never know that's the way the president of the united states spoke so i think it would be an interest of the turks to to go ahead and leak more information in public. the u.s.
has blacklisted russian and ukrainian companies for shipping millions of barrels of oil to syria in violation of u.s. sanctions the state department says the revenues help fund syrian government allies fighting alongside president bashar assad secretary of state mike compares says the iranian and assad regime's undermine the legitimate processes to resolve the war in syria the united states today sanctions and international network that the iranian regime and russia are using to provide millions of barrels of oil to the assad regime this is in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the fire g.c. could force that money is then passed on to terrorist organizations like hezbollah and hamas the united states in its continued efforts will not allow these dirty dealings to flourish donald trump's lawyer says the us president has also submitted written on says to questions by special counsel robert muller his investigation of trump's campaign concluded with russia to influence the twenty sixteen presidential
election trump has repeatedly called the investigation a witch hunt and says he would not stop his acting attorney general if he moved to curtail the inquiry the us president says it's fake news to compare hillary clinton's use of personal e-mail during her time as secretary of state with a bought with reports of his daughter used personal email for government business a report from the washington post says ivanka trump who works as a white house advisor sent hundreds of e-mails from a personal account that's a violation of public record laws donald trump has repeatedly called for his former democratic rival to be jailed for using private e-mail while she was in office. a protester has been shot in the head during anti-government demonstrations in haiti he was killed near the national palace in the capital port au prince it's the third day of protests over government corruption schools businesses and government
offices remain closed at least eight deaths have been reported in fighting between protesters and police since sunday hundreds of central american asylum seekers have a have arrived in tijuana joining a growing group in the mexican city a u.s. judge has blocked president donald trump's order to ball people from seeking asylum if they enter the country illegally border agents are preparing for the so-called caravan of people making their way to the u.s. security has been upgraded at some crossings john holeman has more from tijuana. the vanguard of the caravan of people lungs to central america heading through mexico has arrived in three one hour and they've been here now some of them for almost a week you can see behind me the center it's a school sense where they're being held this leaping in the rough they're getting some donations of clothes and some care from the city authorities but i think it's fair to say that as a going out. on
a ride here the welcome to. the left and on the mexican towns that they were passing for a couple of days or so there was no internet. of clothes and help to get them on their way here in the city a few one where the lead has become concerned that they're going to be here for months instead of for the guys this is really a cultural night before they get to the united states the welcome has been less will. be more accusations there are people here with addictions there are people here that think of a magic that's coming from the city's authorities now of course we're right here to the united states border and they're from the government the welcome is decidedly colder just in the last few days we've seen course comes athena while one of the main points of entry who also sing in those points of entry the lines will be who's becoming less and less as the u.s. government really is try to prevent any people from getting through that there is
a list for asylum seekers to sign up for and about seventy to one hundred being processed we've heard a day by u.s. authorities the people here fleeing for the same. being violent some of them so they different social situations here but the u.s. secretary for homeland security has just come out and said that it's five hundred criminals can members in the caravan she didn't really saw any evidence for that sort of a symptom of how president trumps administration. these men or women and children are trying to get out of us. china and the philippines have signed twenty nine trade and investment related deals including plans for oil and gas development in the disputed south china sea but the first state visit to manila by china's president xi jinping has caused protests from people worried about beijing's growing influence and again reports from manila. the philippines is looking
to china and many see this is proof the big influence will dominate for many years . president xi jinping first state visit to build a levee securing around twenty nine agreements boast they were presented to the public for consultation or scrutiny. the most contentious is a joint development agreement in the disputed south china sea which means both could she's will explore and share resources in territories that have been declared to be within the philippine exclusive economic zone china says most of the south china sea belongs to it critics say this agreement could force the philippine government to give up its control of the spread. but both leaders say otherwise presidential visit gives us new embattled.
and ensure the wellbeing of our people and contributing to peace and stability in the region so how you. may run parallel without interfering with one another both sides agree there is no one size fits all development model and that every country has the right to choose its own. but not ready for the people's agree. and in time for president xi jinping service at a local opinion survey shows more than eighty percent of filipinos reject the philippine government's in action in the south china sea china got a very low trust rating at negative sixteen percent compared to the united states a long standing ally of the philippines a positive fifty nine percent and also more than sixty five percent of filipinos surveyed say they are aware of the abuses being committed against filipino fisherman in the south china sea. when he was sworn into office to promised an
independent foreign policy a pivotal away from the united states towards good she's like china and russia but more than two years later betty here have group patient. economic benefits promised for this big but have yet to be seen. president xi jinping first stop was to leave your reef at a monument dedicated to a national hero. resign. independence from spain delete eight hundred routes now he's ordered by the leader of a could she be here had long considered a threat to the country's independence until now. the new. members of papua new guinea's armed forces have stormed the parliament over a pay dispute stemming from the apec forum that recently hosted they broke windows
smashed furniture and told pictures from walls inside parliament house the government has said it will pay the money within a week there were scenes of jubilation after a court in india handed down the first death sentence over the mass killings of sikhs in one thousand nine hundred four yes paul singh was sentenced to death and not in a rush hour watch was given a life sentence for the murder of two young men at the time more than three thousand six were killed in retaliation for the assassination of then prime minister indira gandhi who was shot dead by his bodyguards britain's religious society of friends known as the quakers say they are boycotting companies that profit from israeli occupation of palestinian land it's the first u.k. christian church to take that step meanwhile the accommodation letting company b. and b. is also taking action and plans to remove listings of properties and illegal settlements in the occupied west bank al-jazeera stephanie decker reports. it's a rare victory for human rights groups who've been lobbying to stop commercial
rentals in the illegal israeli settlements for years air b.n. b. is sent an important message to the rest of the business community that it really isn't possible to do business in or with settlements without contributing to inherent serious violations of international humanitarian law and the human rights of palestinians however it was acquiescing to a policy in which palestinians idea holders are not allowed to enter settlements soley because of who they are and it appears to be the only case in the world for which air b.n. b. hosts are mandated by law to discriminate based on national origin u.s. based accommodation booking website air b.n. b. issued the announcement the day before human rights watch was due to issue a report on bed and breakfast in the settlements specifically case studying the activities of air b.n. b. and booking dot com in a statement on line air b.n. b. says when we applied our decision making framework we concluded that we should
remove listings in israeli settlements in the occupied west bank that are at the core of the dispute between israelis and palestinians palestinians say these settlements are one of the main obstacles to any future peace talks they are illegal under international law and their physical presence or an across the occupied west bank make the prospect of a cohesive palestinian state far more difficult. one israeli minister has called for air b.n. b. to be banned in israel following the announcement in the illegal settlement of a throughout the mayor had this to say the decision made by the administration of b. and b. to out these properties in. its giving in to extreme people who don't have any intention in promoting peace but rather than people bringing people further away from one another it's not going to promote peace it's going to promote the semitic decisions made by such an organisation palestinians have welcomed the announcement and announcement that we're told no one expected of course we very much.
believe this is a very very important. we who. serve in combat. as possible for now air b.n. b. says it will remove the listings from its sites to. change much for palestinians on the ground but rights groups say it's an important way in which highlights the issue of illegal settlement expansion and of who has access to land which remains at the very heart of this conflict stephanie decker al-jazeera in the occupied west bank many bobby brown the teenage star of netflix shows strange things has been named the youngest ever unicef goodwill ambassador the fourteen year old has starred in two seasons of the hit t.v. show and in an emmy nomination the english actress says she wants to work with the united nations children's agency to focus on education and to help make children's
voices heard around the wilds. it's been seven hundred days since al jazeera journalist mark wood hussein was arrested and jailed in egypt without charge last month a caution cairo renewed his detention for the seventeenth time he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera have strongly denied hussein has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail al-jazeera continues to demand his release. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories the u.s. president has admitted that the saudi crown prince could have known about a plot to kill saudi journalist jamal khashoggi that says he's not going to take any more action against riyadh a cia report supposedly concluded that the crown prince ordered the killing donald
trump's comments have been widely condemned in the united states with former top officials accusing him of giving a green light to commit murder republican congressman lindsey graham a staunch trump ally says there's strong support in congress to impose serious sanctions against saudi arabia meanwhile turkey's foreign minister says ankara may seek a formal u.n. inquiry into the khashoggi killing. them and in. time i think you know we believe that nobody came to turkey without replumbing first eleven have been arrested over us have been set free why have they been for you and why you're so fond of the death sentence the question needs to be on set any investigation should be conducted according to turkish law they have to be handed over to turkey we should have cooperation it's not just up to saudi arabia to request information from all of us we also have to be given information by them. afghanistan has declared a day of national mourning after at least fifty people were killed in
a suicide attack in the capital kabul the explosion targeted a meeting of islamic scholars at a wedding venue they were meeting to mock the best day of the prophet muhammad a protester has been shot in the head during anti-government demonstrations in haiti's capital port au prince it's the third day of protests over government corruption at least eight deaths have been reported in fighting between protesters and police since sunday hundreds of central american asylum seekers have arrived in tijuana joining a growing group in the mexican city a u.s. judge has blocked the president all trumps order to ball people from seeking asylum if they enter the country illegally border agents are preparing for the so-called caravan of people making their way to the u.s. security has been upgraded at some crossings those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story.