'Traitor, we'll deal with you': Quotes from Khashoggi murder tapes released

'Traitor, we'll deal with you': Quotes from Khashoggi murder tapes released

A U.S. State Department official who has seen a version of the CIA's assessment on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi told ABC News it's "blindingly obvious" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

US intelligence officials have concluded that the crown prince personally ordered the killing, and experts say such an operation is unlikely to have occurred without the knowledge of the crown prince, who controls all major levers of power in the kingdom.

On Monday, the crown prince's father King Salman gave his first major speech since Khashoggi's death, expressing support for his son, but making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing.

According to the Turkish media outlet Haberturk, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was met by four people in the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul.

Hulusi Akar made the comments in an interview with the BBC published on Monday, as pressure mounts on Riyadh over the murder in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Asharq Al-Awsat that justice in the case of late journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi demand before it is an worldwide one. "There is a sense of the Saudi side that they are demonstrating to the domestic population that the crown prince is back in the saddle".

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The moves represent a sharpening of the position of Germany, which last month imposed a ban on the issuing of future export weapons export licenses to Saudi Arabia until the circumstances of Khashoggi's killing have been fully cleared up. The white house has so far refrained from blaming Bin Salman for the killing despite the C-I-A report. " He accused the Turkish authorities of allowing Khashoggi to be killed".

Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the USA, was a columnist for the Washington Post and often criticised the royal family.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. "We will not reveal the source of the recordings", Akar said.

"We will coordinate with United Nations organizations to deliver aid to those in need in Yemen", Al-Rabiah said, adding that the coalition countries had provided $18 billion in aid to help Yemen within three years.

After persistent denials and numerous contradictory explanations, Riyadh finally admitted Khashoggi was killed in the consulate and his body was dismembered.

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