Saudi Attorney General: Turkish evidence points to Khashoggi murder being premeditated

AFP  File | Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a fierce critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

According to the statement, a joint Saudi-Turkish investigative team "indicates that the suspects in the incident had committed their act with a premeditated intention".

U.S. CIA Director Gina Haspel, who traveled to Turkey to investigate Khashoggi's death, has reportedly listened to the audio recording of his torture and killing, according to pro-government media in Turkey and The Washington Post.

On today, 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.

The calls came at the end of a day that saw increasing pressure heaped on the Saudis, with an adviser to Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan accusing Crown Prince Bin Salman of having "blood on his hands".

That earlier assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement that Saudi authorities knew nothing about what happened to the columnist for The Washington Post, who vanished after entering the consulate October 2.

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Thursday 25thOctober, 2018 [which was overshadowed by Jamal Khashoggi's murder and western business moguls and media giants boycott] was equally attended by Lebanese Prime Minister, Hafiz Ariri who was once kidnapped by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MbS], was seen conspicuously alongside the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MbS].

Addressing the conference on live television, the crown prince called the murder "a heinous crime that can not be justified".

President Donald Trump had initially said that explanation was credible, but in recent days expressed doubts, calling it "the worst coverup ever".

Trump also said the United States has sent officials to Saudi Arabia to get more information on the killing, which has spiraled into a crisis.

After first insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, Saudi authorities said he was killed in an argument that degenerated into a brawl.

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King Salman, who has delegated the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to the crown prince, on Saturday ordered a restructuring of the general intelligence agency.

France said it would back sanctions against those found guilty of Khashoggi's death, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying he had not ruled out "punitive measures" against Riyadh if the kingdom was found responsible.

Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference, nicknamed "Davos in the desert", the prince said all culprits would be punished, and vowed Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together to find the killers.

As the investigation into Khashoggi's alleged murder has developed, the US government has taken some action.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih conceded yesterday that the scandal had hurt the kingdom's image.

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