CCTV Footage Allegedly Shows Khashoggi Entering the Saudi Consulate

CCTV Footage Allegedly Shows Khashoggi Entering the Saudi Consulate

CCTV Footage Allegedly Shows Khashoggi Entering the Saudi Consulate

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly called the son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Sunday to express their condolences. "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up".

Saudi Arabia so far has not acknowledged or explained Mutreb's presence in Istanbul - nor that of a forensics and autopsy expert, also on hand for Khashoggi's arrival at the consulate.

That explanation will face a fresh challenge on Tuesday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to reveal details of his government's investigation into the killing of Khashoggi, a move that could directly contradict Saudi Arabia's official account of what happened inside its consulate.

After days of denying to know his whereabouts, Saudi Arabia on Saturday claimed Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate.

"In a statement Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists are unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations". South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday "I find it impossible to believe that the Crown Prince was not involved".

"Why did 15 people come here (from Saudi Arabia) and why were 18 people arrested?"

Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, had extended condolences to Khashoggi's family earlier on Sunday.

Relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia have been tense in recent months.

A security guard stands outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Saturday.

But any direct challenge to Prince Mohammed's succession "may be destabilising for the kingdom as a whole", said Cinzia Bianco, a London-based analyst for Gulf State Analytics.

This was announced by Turkey's presidential press office, reports Xinhua news agency.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she backs a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

USA congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom should face severe consequences for Khashoggi's murder.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called in a statement for the expulsion of the Saudi ambassador from the United States - Prince Khalid bin Salman, the crown prince's younger brother - pending completion of a "third-party investigation into the kidnap and murder of Jamal Khashoggi". He was visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the beginning of October for documents needed for his upcoming marriage.

This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times.

TRT World's Ben Said has more.

Corker said he was waiting for investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share any audio tapes of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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