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Republican Senators Doubt Saudi Arabia's Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Republican Senators Doubt Saudi Arabia's Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Officials told Reuters in Turkey on Thursday that Khashoggi's remains may have been dumped in Belgrad Forest, adjacent to Istanbul, and at a rural location near the city of Yalova, 90 kilometres south of Istanbul.

"Those responsible for the killing must be held to account and must face justice", Freeland's statement read.

On Friday, the kingdom acknowledged for the first time that Khashoggi was killed inside the complex in what the government characterized as a fistfight gone off the rails.

The public prosecutor said a total of 18 people, all Saudi nationals, have been detained in connection to the probe. Turkish officials have said Khashoggi was killed and dismembered.

Although Riyadh said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had nothing to do with Khashoggi's death, that claim has been met with skepticism.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said Saudi Arabia's claim that Khashoggi died in a brawl wasn't credible.

Erdogan and Saudi King Salman spoke by phone on Friday night, agreeing to continue cooperation and exchanging details on the case, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

It added Royal court advisor Saud al-Qahtani and intelligence chief Ahmed Amiri have been saved from their positions. The former high-level official who spoke with The Times said "there is no question" USA intelligence "knows what happened".

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The specialist was to be tasked with helping Scots firms connect with Saudi business, government and regulatory contacts to boost the oil and gas sector.

Al-Jubeir said none of those involved in the killing of Khashoggi had close ties to the crown prince.

Trump last week pulled Mnuchin from attending an economic summit in Riyadh this week that was being hosted by the crown prince, but the Treasury secretary still plans on attending an anti-terrorism summit in Saudi Arabia later this month.

The were to be based in the US, Mexico, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia but recruitment for the Saudi post will now not go ahead.

In it he said: "Our leaders see themselves as leaders who know best, and people like me.are just hindering the process for their reform".

But many questions have remained unanswered since the admission.

Turkish media reports said more than a dozen Turkish staff members of the consulate - including technicians, drivers, telephone operators and accountants - were being interviewed by prosecutors.


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