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    Britain to Confront Saudi Crown Prince Over ‘Brutal’ Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

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    British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt will express his “horror and outrage” over the “brutal” murder of Jamal Khashoggi to Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, during a visit to the kingdom on Monday. The U.K. is a key ally of Saudi Arabia, and British Prime Minister Theresa May has resisted pressure to break off economic ties with the kingdom in the wake of the murder. This weekend, Turkey said it had shared with the U.K., U.S., and other countries audio tapes that purport to be recordings of the murder and dismemberment of the dissident journalist by a Saudi hit squad inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France was not in possession of the recordings, contradicting remarks by Turkey President Tayyip Recep Erdogan. The murder has provoked international condemnation but little concrete action against the oil-exporting state.