Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Khashoggi's son meets with Saudi king and crown prince

Khashoggi's son meets with Saudi king and crown prince

Other senior German politicians, including foreign minister Heiko Maas and foreign affairs committee chairman Norbert Röttgen, have also called for a halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing dissatisfaction with Riyadh's explanation of how Khashoggi died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has described the suspects as rogue operators, even though officials linked to Saudi Arabia's assertive Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been implicated in the killing. Khashoggi was last seen alive entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in Turkey on October 2.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday to discuss American-Saudi strategic partnerships, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that the killing of US -based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a premeditated act, and that all those responsible, including whoever ordered the operation, should be punished.

In an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said Tuesday that Turkey has not shared evidence concerning his death at the Saudi consulate with any country but added that there may have been "an exchange of views between intelligence organizations".

It is a step that President Donald Trump has signaled his opposition to, citing the value of U.S. arms exports to the kingdom. But he said Turkish police were certain Khashoggi had not left the building on his own, as Saudi Arabia first claimed.

Cavusoglu said: "If a request for an worldwide investigation is made. we would cooperate".

CCTV footage appears to show a body double wearing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes exit the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after Khashoggi disappeared.

"From the person who gave the order, to the person who carried it out, they must all be brought to account". Why is that? We want to know the answer to that question. "Nobody in the Kingdom can justify or explain it". Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with plans to hold a glitzy investment forum that kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, despite some of its most important speakers pulling out in the global outcry over the killing of Khashoggi.

The new video broadcast by CNN, as well as a pro-government Turkish newspaper's report that a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage made four calls to the royal's office from the consulate around the same time, put more pressure on the kingdom. Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said Tuesday the killing of a critic must "never happen again", as he pledged a "thorough and complete" investigation.

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