Khashoggi's body was 'dissolved' after murder: Erdogan advisor

Khashoggi's body was 'dissolved' after murder: Erdogan advisor

The claim echoed what a Turkish official had earlier told the Washington Post ─ for which Khashoggi was a contributor ─ that authorities are investigating a theory the body was destroyed in acid.

The Post also reported that bin Salman, in conversations with the White House, has described Khashoggi as "a risky Islamist", claiming he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"But Jamal's death is more than a 'complication.' It is vicious, state-sponsored murder of an innocent journalist", he added, calling on the government to suspend arms deals with Riyadh and not resume "business as usual" with the kingdom.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take "a handful more weeks" before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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But, as Saudi Arabia faces a torrent of worldwide condemnation over the murder of the royal insider-turned-critic, the location of his body remains a mystery.

"We have requested information from Saudi officials regarding the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body and the identity of the supposed local collaborator". After offer varying explanations for his disappearance, Saudi Arabia acknowledged he was killed in the diplomatic facility, but sought to shift the blame for his slaying on a "rogue operation".

According to The Washington Post, Netanyahu has specifically told the White House that the crown prince is a key strategic partner and a linchpin of the US-Israeli front against Iran's regional influence. "He denied such claims repeatedly over the past several years", the family said. Imagine what would happen if Saudi Arabia were destabilized.

He entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul a month ago to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage, but never left. "The president said we will demand accountability for those who were involved in the commission of this heinous crime".

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"Despite our well-intentioned efforts to reveal the truth, no concrete results have come out of those meetings", the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office said, adding that it was in this light that it had been "obliged" to share the details about how Khashoggi was strangled and his body "dismembered and destroyed", in accordance with plans made in advance.

After Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate, five high-ranking officials were dismissed, including bin Salman's media chief and the deputy head of the Saudi intelligence service.

US State Department spokesman Robert Palladino on Thursday called for Khashoggi's remains to be located and returned to his family for burial as soon as possible.

The US-Saudi relationship "is too big to fail", Prince Turki said.

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