Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in Istanbul consulate

Search continues for missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

"The United States acknowledges the announcement from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that its investigation into the fate of Jamal Khashoggi is progressing and that it has taken action against the suspects it has identified thus far".

The journalist's disappearance has sparked global outrage and threatened the US-Saudi relationship.

Saudi officials have roundly denied that Prince Mohammed had any involvement.

He also said the arrests in Saudi Arabia were a "big first step" and that he would prefer not to jeopardise America's $US110 billion arms deal with the country.

Trump told reporters he thought the explanation from the Saudi foreign ministry was "credible". No major decisions in Saudi Arabia are made outside of the ultraconservative kingdom's ruling Al Saud family.

However, others have expressed scepticism about Saudi Arabia's claims, including some from Mr Trump's own party.

After Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, Riyadh allowed hundreds of thousands of United States troops to deploy in the kingdom.

Democratic rep for Texas said Congress should open investigation into whether Kushner (second left) or another admin official shared USA intelligence with Saudis.

Saudi Arabia said Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, died in a "fistfight" with Saudi officials.

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died, and said it fired two senior officials over the incident that has provoked an worldwide outcry and strained relations between Riyadh and the West. He said 18 people have been detained in connection to the probe.

Khashoggi had entered the consulate in order to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. "Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death".

Before the Saudi announcements, Trump said he might consider sanctions, although he has also appeared unwilling to distance himself too much from the Saudi leadership.

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The incident had threatened to create a diplomatic crisis with the US, which sees its alliance with Riyadh as the cornerstone of its Middle East policy, and Turkey, which has tenuous ties with Saudi Arabia. But Saudi Arabia's version of events drew scepticism from some top U.S. lawmakers. But the growing crisis prompted him to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family told Reuters.

Salman - who is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Al-al-Haram (in Mecca) and Al-an-Nabawi (in Medina) - ordered that a ministerial committee is formed to restructure the General Intelligence Presidency, modernize its regulations and define its powers.

The White House said in a statement it would continue to press for "justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process".

Republican senator Rand Paul in a tweet on Saturday urged the USA to "halt all military sales, aid and cooperation immediately".

Saudi Arabia denounced the attacks, but was accused of quietly financing Islamic extremism.

"No way should the world wait 30 days for a Saudi whitewash or cover up".

ABC News, citing a senior Turkish official, reported that the recording had been played for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Ankara a day earlier and that he was given a transcript. People close to Khashoggi and the government said Qahtani had tried to lure the journalist back to Saudi Arabia after he moved to Washington a year ago fearing reprisals for his views.

With 1.3 million Twitter followers, the firebrand official was known for aggressively targeting dissenters and rivals on the platform. If the Crown Prince goes on to become king in his 30s, he will be the youngest monarch of the modern state.

He described Prince Mohammed as "an old-fashioned tribal leader" out of touch with Saudi's poor. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, the deputy head of Saudi intelligence and a close adviser to the crown prince.

On March 20, Trump gave Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman an effusive welcome at the White House, hailing a "great friendship". His body has not been found.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the administration or the Saudi government. "Even if Khashoggi died because of an altercation, that's no excuse for his murder", Menendez tweeted.

The Public Prosecutor has already investigated a number of suspects on the basis of information provided by the Turkish authorities to the Joint Security Team to determine whether any of them had any information or relation to what has been happened related where the information that transferred to the security authorities indicated that the citizen Jamal Khashoggi had left the consulate.

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