Saudi Arabia says kingdom to prosecute Khashoggi killers, lauds US ties

Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia as kingdom says killing was 'planned'

Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia as kingdom says killing was 'planned'

Cengiz, a Turkish national, was placed under 24-hour police protection in Turkey on Monday, just days after Saudi Arabia finally admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia will try the suspects in the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although the investigation will take time, the foreign minister of the kingdom, Adel al-Jubeir, said in Manama on Saturday.

The Turkish president, who has stopped short of directly blaming the Saudi government, said that the 18 suspects must know who killed Khashoggi and repeated his call for the men to be tried in Turkey.

Activists protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold a candlelight vigil outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

The kingdom initially said it knew nothing about what happened to Mr Khashoggi, who was a vocal critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but then gradually changed its position.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed also said that a proposed regional security alliance bringing together the United States, Gulf allies, Egypt and Jordan would be "open to those who accept its principles". Last month, Germany approved 416 million euros ($470 million) worth of arms exports to Riyadh for 2018, however, Merkel said on Friday that "we need to clarify the background of this terrible crime and until that, we will not supply weapons to Saudi Arabia".

After denying knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts for almost three weeks, Riyadh admitted Khashoggi's murder had been "premeditated" but denied the involvement of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Failure of any nation to adhere to global norms and the rule of law undermines regional stability at a time when it is needed most", he stressed.

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"We are pleased that he is now able to do so", Palladino said.

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi said today that she wants those responsible for his murder at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to be punished for their "savagery", adding that she has not received a condolence call from Saudi officials.

Trump has condemned Saudi Arabia's shifting account of the killing of Khashoggi as "the worst cover-up ever".

Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish national, made the comments in an emotional interview with broadcaster Haberturk on Friday, her first TV appearance since Khashoggi's killing inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul more than three weeks sgo.

She said that she had not been contacted by Saudi officials and added she was unlikely to go to Saudi Arabia for a possible funeral if Khashoggi's missing body is found.

Hatice Cengiz, who is Turkish, also said in an interview on Turkish television channel HaberTurk on Friday that she continually asks herself questions about October 2, the day that Khashoggi entered the consulate and was killed by officials there. She said: "I would never have wanted to marry him if I had known it would lead to his death".

The State Department declined to say Friday what further actions the administration may take, but an official told ABC News, "The Secretary continues to engage with Saudi leaders at the highest levels".

On October 25, Prince Mohammed attended the first meeting of a committee aiming to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services after the killing of Khashoggi, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said.

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