Trump criticizes Saudi account of Khashoggi's death, claiming 'deception'


Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) told CNN he believes White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner helped in the plot to murder Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi. He had left his mobile phones with his Turkish fiancé, who waited for him outside the consulate.

In her statement, Freeland expressed honest condolences to Khashoggi's family and loved ones.

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Celik said it was Turkey's "debt of honor" to reveal what happened.

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"I'm not satisfied until we find the answer", Mr Trump said, adding that sanctions were a possibility, but that halting an arms deal would "hurt us more than it would hurt them".

"After the recognition of Khashoggi's death, we expect a determined, constant and powerful pressure to be kept on Saudi Arabia in order to get the whole truth on the case and the release of Saudi Arabian journalists (who have) been condemned to insane and disgusting sentences", he added.

"We don't know where the body is", Jubeir said, adding that the Saudi public prosecutor had put out orders to detain 18 individuals, "the first step in a long journey".

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Mr Trump said it was "possible" that the powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not know about the killing.

The Washington Post, where Mr. Khashoggi wrote opinion columns critical of Crown Prince Salman over the past year, reported last week that USA intelligence intercepted communications between Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture the writer before his disappearance. The Saudi team arrives in Istanbul a day later.

The country's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said: "We will share the results that emerge transparently with the whole world".

"He was killed in the consulate".

Turkish crime scene investigators this week searched the Saudi Consulate building in Istanbul and the nearby residence of the Saudi consul general, and came out carrying bags and boxes.

"Yes, he's not inside", the heir to the Saudi throne said.

"Saudi Arabia has been a great ally of ours".

The United Nations has called for an independent, worldwide probe into the death, citing concerns with the credibility of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States alike.