Search for Khashoggi's body focused on well in consulate garden

Search for Khashoggi's body focused on well in consulate garden

Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the killing of Jamal Khashoggi as a "heinous crime" on Wednesday, breaking a three-week silence on the dissident writer's death just as Iran attacked its regional rival by claiming Riyadh thought it could get away with murder because of its close ties with the Trump administration.

Saudi Arabia initially insisted Khashoggi had walked out of the consulate after visiting the building on October 2.

"Information from the Turkish authorities indicates that the act of the suspects in the Khashoggi case was premeditated", the office of public prosecutor Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi media showed Salah Khashoggi meeting Tuesday with the crown prince, who reportedly expressed his condolences.

Blair said earlier this month that the Saudis had "issued a very strong denial" of their responsibility. "And they had the worst cover-up ever", he said. The execution was disgusting.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who pulled out of attending an investment conference in Riyadh, met with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman separately before the forum, according to Saudi state television.

The Saudi Arabian authorities blamed his death on a "rogue operation" after a fistfight broke out while he was at the consulate, firing five top officials and ordering the arrest of 18 people in connection with his killing.

The crown prince said Saudi Arabia was "carrying out all legal measures" in cooperation with Turkish authorities to "present the perpetrators to the court" in the case.

The official said Kushner - like other members of the administration, including Trump - believes Saudi Arabia should suffer some sort of outcome, but said Kushner also believes the U.S. -Saudi relationship "shouldn't be blown up" because of the Khashoggi matter.

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On Wednesday, Britain joined the U.S.in revoking visas of those suspected of killing the 59-year-old Khashoggi, while the United States and several Western governments weigh further action against Riyadh, including possibly cutting off arms sales.

US President Donald Trump waves prior to departing on a trip to Wisconsin from the White House in Washington, October 24, 2018. Add Jamal Khashoggi as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Jamal Khashoggi news, video, and analysis from ABC News. British Prime Minister Theresa May said its Saudi arms sales were "under review", a stance similar to that expressed by Australia.

Erdogan said some are "uncomfortable" with Ankara sharing evidence concerning the ongoing investigation into Khashoggi's killing, without elaborating on who, according to Al Jazeera.

As the shocking revelations mount, Turkey is pushing Saudi Arabia for more detail.

Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel has heard audio recordings that are believed to capture the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reports say. But certainly, president Erdogan was not complimentary of what happened.

Over the past three weeks, Turkish officials have dribbled out details of their investigation to the news media that are meant to bolster their case as well as to force a confession - and possibly other concessions - from the Saudi leadership, analysts said.

President Tayyip Erdogan has called Mr Khashoggi's murder a "savage killing" and demanded Saudi Arabia punish those responsible, no matter how highly placed.

Former Sen. Bob Graham can't forget what he learned about Saudi Arabia when he co-chaired the 9/11 Commission.

On Thursday, conflicting reports surfaced about whether investigators had searched a well in the garden of Saudi Arabia's consulate as part of their probe. "The incident is not justifiable", he said.

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