‘Important for us that the body is found’, says Khashoggi’s fiancée

‘Important for us that the body is found’, says Khashoggi’s fiancée

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25, 2018. According to the organization, the late reporter became the victim of "brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia".

"I have requested an official country visit to Saudi Arabia so that the authorities there can directly provide me with relevant evidence", she wrote.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice Media Executive Chairman Shane Smith last August on a yacht in the Red Sea to discuss the proposal.

Speaking to reporters in the southern province of Antalya, Cavusoglu said Turkey considered the findings of the UN-led inquiry into Khashoggi's murder important, but added that an official United Nations investigation was needed at this stage.

It follows a report in The New York Times this week, that clamed the crown prince threatened to use "a bullet" on Khashoggi unless the journalist ended his criticm of his regime.

U.S. officials have reportedly said such an operation would have needed the prince's approval.

But the effort has been mired in the fallout of the Kingdom's October 2 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered shortly after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.




President Donald Trump may not respond to a congressional request that he determine whether Saudi Arabia's government was responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a senior administration official said. His remains have not been found. They have blamed the murder on a group of rogue Saudi officials.

The UN official said, "Woefully inadequate time and access was granted to Turkish investigators to conduct a professional and effective crime-scene examination and search required by worldwide standards for investigation".

"I can't comment on reports based on anonymous sources", al-Jubeir said.

Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor Shalaan bin Rajih Shalaan said investigators had concluded an intelligence officer ordered Khashoggi's murder, applying a lethal injection inside the consulate.

Turkey has sought the extradition of the Saudi citizens involved in the killing as well as a fuller accounting of the killing from Riyadh. And as he has done for the past few months, he referred to Khashoggi's killing as a "mistake".

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Congress can require the administration to report within 120 days whether a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing or other violations of human rights.

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