Saudi Arabia official: Reaction to Khashoggi killing is 'fairly hysterical'

Saudi Arabia official: Reaction to Khashoggi killing is 'fairly hysterical'

Saudi Arabia official: Reaction to Khashoggi killing is 'fairly hysterical'

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.

He attacked "hysteria" in the reporting of what happened to Khashoggi, who was invited into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul then killed.

Khashoggi, a self-exiled, opposition Saudi journalist, was last seen on October 2 entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

'With our collective interests in peace and unwavering respect for human rights in mind, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic facility must concern us all, ' Mattis said. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a US -backed regional alliance against Iran but the outcry over the murder has strained Riyadh's relations with the West. Dozens of Western officials, bankers and executives boycotted a major investment conference in Riyadh this week.

Saudi Arabia has now claimed that the high-profile critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been murdered by a "rogue" hit-squad. "We know that a mistake was committed", al-Jubeir said Saturday.

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi will not travel to the White House and meet with Donald Trump.

On Thursday, 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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that her country is prepared to take "appropriate measures together with global partners" following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi news release, attributed to its public prosecutor, was significant because it relayed Turkey's conclusion, but it did not make clear whether Saudi investigators had reached that same conclusion on their own.

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"It is not that we don't have any other information or documents". Turkish media have published details of his alleged torture and decapitation.

"We never questioned the wisdom of Oman's Sultan Qaboos to contribute to Israel-Palestine issue and we wish him well in his effort", Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed said.

While he did not mention Saudi Arabia directly, he did acknowledge the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had revoked visas of those implicated.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had spoken with Prince Mohammed.

It's unclear whether USA intelligence agrees.

"You need to show this body", Erdogan said.

The prince himself has faced worldwide criticism, with many officials charging he must have known about Khashoggi's killing, allegedly by Saudi security agents, and some saying he may have ordered his death.

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