Saudi prosecutors say the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned, state-run media reported Thursday, reflecting yet another change in the shifting Saudi Arabian account of what happened to the writer who was killed by Saudi officials in their Istanbul consulate.
Haspel is due to brief U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participated in the meeting, the State Department said. But Sabah, another pro-government newspaper that has published leaks about the case from Turkish officials, said Saudi Arabia has yet to give Turkish authorities permission for a search.
Turkish media cited sources familiar with the audio recording of Khashoggi's death describing the evidence as "compelling". It was not clear what could be heard.
"Discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him. led to a brawl and a fistfight with the citizen, Jamal Khashoggi, which led to his death", Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb says in a statement.
"There was an argument at the beginning, they insulted each other, it then developed".
"This was a very, very painful incident for all Saudis and everybody else on the planet", he said of the Khashoggi killing.
How Western allies deal with Riyadh will hinge on the extent to which they believe responsibility for Khashoggi's death lies directly with the prince and the Saudi authorities.
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Mr Khashoggi was killed on 2 October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. WWE Co-President George Barrios later mentioned in his opening statement how it was a hard decision to continue with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this week, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, ordered the establishment of a ministerial committee, chaired by his son, the crown prince, to restructure the leadership of the intelligence services and reform its practices.
WWE confirmed the news in their third-quarter earnings report after waiting on Turkey to announce details from its investigation on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The U.S. has always been Saudi Arabia's most important partner and Trump has made the kingdom the centerpiece of his efforts to isolate Iran. Asked about the crown prince, though, Trump said, "Well, the prince is running things over there more so at this stage". He had been planning to settle in Istanbul and marry his Turkish fiancee when he was detained and killed in the Saudi Consulate.
During the vigil, a friend of Khashoggi and advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yasin Aktay, said that "no one can sweep this affair under the rug".
King Salman also spoke to Vladimir Putin on Thursday, telling the Russian president that the Saudi government was determined to hold the guilty parties accountable and to make sure "they receive their punishment". He was speaking at the Saudi investment conference in Riyadh dubbed "Davos in the Desert".
Mohammed has denied any prior knowledge of the of the mission and on Wednesday called the journalist's killing "a heinous crime".