Weeks before U.S. can sanction Khashoggi killers

Crown Prince meets American Evangelical delegation

Saudi Arabia previously said his intact remains had been wrapped in a rug and disposed of by a "local collaborator", although the Saudi attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, walked back that claim in talks with Istanbul's chief prosecutor this week.

Turkey has demanded that Saudi authorities tell them where the body is.

However, Wednesday's statement was the first official declaration from the Turkish prosecution.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US probe of Jamal Khashoggi's death will take a "handful more weeks" before possible sanctions come into play.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects in the journalist's slaying who were detained in Saudi Arabia.

"We are shocked and saddened by the efforts of certain Saudi officials to cover up Khashoggi's premeditated murder, rather than serve the cause of justice, as our friendship would require", Erdogan said.

Ibrahim Hashem, who has been living in Dublin since 2014, described Mr Khashoggi, a correspondent for the "Washington Post", as having an unrivalled positivity about him.

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, reportedly told the White House that Jamal Khashoggi was a risky Islamist in a phone call days after the journalist was murdered.

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi involves a lot more than a group of security officials, just as the Watergate scandal was bigger than a break-in and the 9/11 terror attacks went beyond the hijackers.

A month on from Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Erdogan said he did "not believe for a second" that King Salman was to blame. "It was meant to leave no trace of the body".

Meanwhile, in the latest development in the month-long investigation into the journalist's death, an advisor to the Turkish President said the body was cut up so it would dissolve easier.

In a sign of cooperating, a top Saudi prosecutor flew to Turkey on Monday and met the Istanbul chief prosecutor, but Turkey's justice minister has since accused the Saudis of failing to answer questions regarding the case.

But he pointedly failed to absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of responsibility for unleashing a "death squad" against the outspoken Saudi journalist whose death has badly tainted the kingdom's de facto ruler.

The Washington Post reported that Netanyahu approached the United States administration of President Donald Trump to seek its continued support for the Crown Prince.

Other members included Johnnie Moore; author Joel Rosenberg; former US congresswoman Michele Bachmann; Jerry A. Johnson of the National Religious Broadcasters; Michael Little, formerly of the Christian Broadcasting Network; writer Mike Evans; New Mexico pastor Skip Heitzig; and former NRB CEO Wayne Pederson.

Finally, on October 25, Saudi Arabia said the murder was "premeditated" based on information supplied by Turkey.

He said France was not "dependent on our economic relations with Saudi Arabia" and the country would impose sanctions, but no details were given.

Although their U.S. visas have been revoked, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it would be a "handful more weeks" before the USA knew enough to impose sanctions on individuals involved in Khashoggi's killing.

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