Publicado: Mar, Octubre 30, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Khashoggi murdered over 'report on Saudi chemical warfare secrets

Khashoggi murdered over 'report on Saudi chemical warfare secrets

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a 15-person team came from Riyadh to kill Mr Khashoggi.

Ms Cengiz said she believes the Saudi regime knows where her late fiance's body is and that she wants the role of the "political leadership in this brutal killing to be brought to light".

"These details included primary orders to capture Mr Khashoggi and bring him back to Saudi Arabia for questioning".

But Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir rejected the request, saying the men will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia and dismissed media "hysteria".

The 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, who had criticised Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, vanished after entering the consulate on 2 October to obtain paperwork for his marriage to his Turkish fiancée.

Saudi officials characterize the killing as a rogue operation carried out by Saudi agents who exceeded their authority.

Saudi Arabia's flag flies atop the country's consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

The initial Turkish inquiry has concluded that the killing was premeditated, a fact Saudi officials have taken some time to acknowledge.

Khashoggi killers 'will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia': Saudi foreign minister
Saudi Arabia has announced the dismissals of six officials who worked directly under bin Salman. President Trump was quick to point fingers at a "rogue" element inside the Saudi government.

Khashoggi, a onetime Saudi insider and US resident who lived in self-imposed exile for nearly a year before his death, had written critically of the crown prince in columns for the Washington Post. Ms. Cengiz first raised the alarm.

The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday criticized President Donald Trump's response to his killing, urging him to set aside us trade interests in the push for truth, and demanded Riyadh disclose more details to bring those who ordered it to justice.

Turkey's state-run news agency says Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor has arrived at the main courthouse in Istanbul for meetings about the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi national had been living in self-imposed exile in Virginia in the United States, often writing columns denouncing the absolute power of crown prince Muhammad bin Salman.

Riyadh's Foreign Minister, whom Mattis had met on Saturday, had reiterated that the suspects would be tried in Saudi Arabia post investigations despite Turkey's wish for extradition.

Separately, the highly-placed source has confirmed that Britain's MI6 had warned its Saudi Arabian counterparts to cancel the mission, though this request was ignored.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a media briefing the administration was "weighing different options" and would make an announcement.

They are accused of murdering Mr Khashoggi in the Turkish capital's Saudi consulate by "premeditation, monstrous intent or by torture", according to the prosecutor's office.

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