Calls mount for punishment of those who ordered Khashoggi killing

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said on October 19 that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

"Discussions that took place between [Khashoggi] and the persons who met him. led to a brawl and a fist fight. which led to his death", said Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb.

This is only a first step towards publicising the truth of what really happened.

Turkish officials have accused Riyadh of carrying out a state-sponsored killing and dismembering the body, which police have begun hunting for in an Istanbul forest.

"The investigations are still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested", said a statement from the Saudi public prosecutor.

Some U.S. lawmakers were unconvinced by the Saudi account.

Rights group Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to "immediately produce" the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so an autopsy can be completed.

Senior Republican senator Marco Rubio was starker in his assessment.

Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate.

The Saudis first dismissed the claims as baseless, without providing an explanation as to how he disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. Saudi King Salman also had a plan to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services.

He also described Prince Mohammed as "an old-fashioned tribal leader" out of touch with Saudi's poor.

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In a statement Friday night, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the us will closely follow worldwide investigations into Khashoggi's death and will advocate for justice that is "timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process". The newspaper, which obtained a copy of the nine-page report, said sentiment was more negative than positive, and that the conversation was driven by three people the report identified. Spain said it was "dismayed" by information from Riyadh.

"This appalling assassination within the grounds of the Consulate amounts to an extrajudicial execution", Amnesty said.

Saudi Arabia's statement in the early hours of Saturday morning was the result of global pressure to explain Khashoggi's disappearance, and came after Trump dispatched his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to Riyadh to discuss the case.

"It's not possible for the Saudi administration to wiggle itself out of this crime if it's confirmed", said Numan Kurtulmus, deputy head of Turkey's Justice and Development Party.

A key counsellor to Prince Mohammed, Saud al-Qahtani was a media advisor in the royal court.

Riyadh's admission came after persistent claims by the Saudi authorities that the journalist had left the consulate alive. 'I think it's over a million jobs.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi - a critic of the Saudi government - was murdered and his body dismembered.

A key factor in whether Turkey will publicise the alleged audio and video recordings will be the United States response in the coming days, said Matthew Bryza, a former U.S. diplomat and long-standing Turkey observer. There was a standing order to bring critics of the kingdom back to the country, he added.

Worse yet, the Times also reported that after consulting firm McKinsey & Company issued a report on the 2015 decision to implement austerity measures in Saudi Arabia, writer Khalid al-Alkami was arrested, Canadian resident and Saudi dissent Omar Abdulaziz had family members imprisoned and his mobile phone hacked, and an anonymous Twitter account going by the name Ahmad was shut down.

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