After more than two weeks of near silence, Saudi Arabia on Saturday finally admitted that Khashoggi, 59, was killed in their Istanbul consulate.
A Saudi official later told Reuters that 15 Saudi nationals sent to Turkey to confront Khashoggi had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. He says the president will make a decision that reflects the values and national security interests of the nation and will also "make sure the world knows the truth". The Turkish president is the target of criticism from rights campaigners for overseeing a crackdown on dissent in his own country and for jailing journalists, but he appears ready to continue to press the Saudi government for a full accounting of the killing. Authorities promised that Tuesday's statement would reveal new facts about the killing, but the speech did little to advance the narrative shaped by leaks from Turkish investigators and officials or to confirm previous gruesome rumors.
"As we gather here in Riyadh this morning, it is natural that our thoughts tend to focus on recent events surrounding the death of Jamal Khashoggi - a writer, a journalist and a Saudi journalist known to many of us", she said.
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Salah thanked the king and expressed his "sincere gratitude" to Prince Mohammed for the calls, according to separate press releases published by the SPA.
The 33-year-old prince, in an effort to outmaneuver the growing ranks of his opponents in the elite at home, is likely to push to take over the throne as early as the next few months, while King Salman, his father, is still alive, according to a specialist on the Mideast who's a close policy adviser to top Kremlin officials. If their involvement was proven, Trump said: "I would be very upset about it".
"There is a possibility he found out about it afterward", Trump said.
Trudeau's comments signalled Ottawa might halt a 2014 contract that the Canadian unit of USA weapons maker General Dynamics Corp GD.N won to supply light-armoured vehicles.
Erdogan's address coincided with the opening of the Future Investment Initiative, a glittering gathering under the auspices of the crown prince that is aimed at showcasing oil-rich Saudi Arabia as a moderate high-tech mecca.
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He did not mention the crown prince, widely seen as the most powerful figure in the kingdom.
He said that Saudi Arabia did not know where the body was. To do this, Saudi agents typically "sit at a cafe and talk" with dissidents, the official said, although this obviously did not happen with Khashoggi. "Do I think he did it?" But there are a lot of setbacks. "This is a setback for that", Trump told The Washington Post in a weekend phone interview.
An administration official who regularly deals with Kushner pushed back against claims that Kushner and the crown prince are joined at the hip. The individual spoke to the agency on condition of anonymity, fearing reprisal.
On Sunday, the Saudi foreign minister acknowledged Khashoggi had been murdered but said the leadership had not been aware of the "rogue operation".
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Gianforte is fighting off a challenge from former state legislator Kathleen Williams in November's midterm election. His remarks come amid furore over fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who is presumed to be murdered.