Killing of Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated - Saudi prosecutors

Killing of Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated - Saudi prosecutors

Faced with calls from U.S. lawmakers across the political spectrum for tough measures, the State Department said it had identified 21 Saudis either whose visas would be revoked or who would be ineligible for future visas.

Numerous big Western banks whose top executives boycotted the conference sent sizeable teams of lower-ranking executives, and continued to meet with Saudi officials on the sidelines of the event, bankers said.

On Oct. 20, the Saudi authorities reported that Khashoggi was killed as a result of a conflict in the consulate general.

The State Department later told media that 21 Saudis are under visa penalties.

But Saudi officials heaped praise on Western business heads such as the CEO of French energy giant Total, Patrick Pouyanne, for standing by Saudi Arabia in this hard period. On Thursday, Saudi prosecutors said Turkish evidence showed Khashoggi's slaying was premeditated.

The killing of a journalist has abruptly transformed Saudi Arabia's crown prince from a partner to a liability in the eyes of Washington - which nonetheless now enjoys more leverage over the ambitious heir apparent.

Merkel's office didn't elaborate on the warning in a statement Thursday following a call between the German leader and Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

Khashoggi's killing has drawn worldwide condemnation.

Born in Saudi Arabia in 1959, Al-Assiri graduated from a military school in France and obtained his Master's degree in Saudi Arabia in an armed forces commandership faculty.

Merkel also raised the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen during the call and urged Saudi Arabia to ensure access for humanitarian aid.

In addition to the recall, Petricek demanded a "transparent investigation" into Khashoggi's tragic death, adding that he now expected a debate among fellow European Union member states on what restrictions could be placed on Saudi Arabia, including a block on the export of military materials.

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Khashoggi , a columnist for The Washington Post , had gone missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Statements from the agency said both King Salman and Prince Mohammed express their condolences for his father's death.

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The former deputy prime minister said the United Kingdom could not afford to stand back after the Saudi authorities finally admitted that Mr Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday claimed unity with Turkey, despite a series of leaks from Turkish officials implicating him personally in the killing.

But Ankara has been holding its own investigation and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the killing was meticulously planned, calling for 18 Saudis detained by Saudi authorities to be tried in Turkey.

The Saudi kingdom has provided conflicting accounts of what happened to Khashoggi, a United States resident and Washington Post contributor. Turkey has been turning up the pressure on Saudi Arabia, a regional rival, to reveal more about the crime. He termed the killing of a journalist as a "heinous crime". Speaking to a packed auditorium of at least 1,400 people, with other attendees lining the walls, the prince promised an overhaul of Saudi security services and said that ties with Turkey would remain strong so long as he and his father, King Salman, were in power.

Many EU nations are debating a halt to arms exports but there has been no clear push for an embargo.

Mr Khashoggi was killed on October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Prince Mohammed promised on Wednesday that the killers would be brought to justice, in his first public comments on the matter.

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A long list of investors and worldwide policymakers declined to show up in Riyadh amid growing global outrage over the Khashoggi murder.

Anadolu Agency correspondents have researched four people known for their closeness to bin Salman who were sacked from their posts when Saudi Arabia admitted the killing was carried out in their Istanbul consulate.

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