Killing of Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated - Saudi prosecutors

Killing of Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated - Saudi prosecutors

Killing of Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated - Saudi prosecutors

Haspel traveled to Turkey on Monday, apparently to assess information the Turks have collected on Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate "repulsive" and vowed that justice will prevail, in his first public comments on a case that has provoked an worldwide outcry.

Meawhile, Rouhani urged the Turkish government to continue "impartial and precise investigations to unearth the fact for the world opinion".

"Those behind this crime will be held accountable... in the end justice will prevail", he said during an address to the Future Investment Initiative Forum in Riyadh.

Appearing on a discussion panel at an worldwide investment conference in Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said all culprits would be punished, and that Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together "to reach results".

Bin Salman's remarks, which he made on the second day of a high-profile investment conference now underway in Riyadh, came one day after Erdogan revealed details of Khashoggi's October 2 murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

After more than two weeks of vehement denials, Saudi Arabia asserted Saturday that the journalist was killed in a "brawl and fist fight" inside the country's consulate in Istanbul -- without revealing the whereabouts of his body.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account".

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It has emerged that Mr Khashoggi's son has left Saudi Arabia and is on his way to the United States.

The evidence of Turkish investigators "indicates that the suspects in the incident had committed their act with a premeditated intention", al-Mojeb said.

For their part, the Trump administration and the US defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia. "And it is painful, heinous to every human being in the world", Prince Mohammed said.

"There are now those who are trying to take advantage of the painful situation to create a rift between the kingdom and Turkey", he said.

But Saudi Arabia showed it could still do business despite the furor, signing deals worth $50 billion at the conference on Tuesday.

Hariri, who has Saudi citizenship, was summoned to Riyadh a year ago, briefly detained and compelled to resign as prime minister in a speech read on television until France intervened to free him.

But Turkey wants more answers from Saudi Arabia, a regional rival that is also a source of investment.

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