US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey

Saudi Prince Is ‘Toxic,’ Graham Says as Pressure Rises on TrumpMore

Saudi Prince Is ‘Toxic,’ Graham Says as Pressure Rises on TrumpMore

Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders of the government in Riyadh. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. CCTV footage, which has served as a focal point in the investigations, showed vehicles moving from the consulate building to the nearby Consul General's residence on October 2.

"The denial was very, very strong", Trump told reporters.

The "P.S. I Love You" star said it wasn't explicitly the issue of "press freedom" that cut the planned trip, but rather "it didn't feel like a trip we should be making".

The Saudis will claim in a report they meant to abduct Khashoggi from Turkey, but accidentally killed him during an interrogation, CNN reported, citing two anonymous sources.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018.

In a related development, amidst growing pressure on White House from several law makers for cancelling the arms deal concluded by Donald Trump in may last, the US Secretary of State's has arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday followed a 20-minute phone call between King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Monday.

King Salman emphasised the importance of the Turkey-Saudi relationship and said no-one should be able to "undermine the strength of this relationship", Saudi's official media reported.

"Given there seems to be clear evidence that Mr. Khashoggi entered the consulate and has never been seen since, the onus is on the Saudi authorities to reveal what happened to him", Bachelet said.

"My assessment from these meetings is that there is serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability, including accountability for Saudi Arabia's senior leaders or senior officials", Pompeo said Tuesday after meeting. Another source told CNN the report is likely to shift blame from top Saudi officials, arguing the plot was carried out without official clearance and transparency while seeking to place blame on those immediately involved.

Also Tuesday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told USA top diplomat Mike Pompeo that they are "strong and old allies", during talks in the kingdom on the missing journalist.

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Reports overnight by US media suggest Saudi Arabia soon may concede Khashoggi was killed at the consulate in an interrogation.

She urged both countries to reveal everything they know about Khashoggi's "disappearance and possible extra-judicial killing".

The officials told CBS News reporter Kylie Atwood that the Saudi government was expected to claim a mission was approved by King Salman's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (often referred to as MBS), to interrogate Khashoggi, but not kill him.

A Turkish security official said no conclusive evidence emerged from the overnight search in the consulate.

Meanwhile, the consul general himself, Mohammed Otaibi, left Turkey on Tuesday, the semiofficial Anadolu news agency said.

"Nothing happens in Saudi Arabia without MbS knowing it", he said in an interview with Fox News. "It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers".

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering USA ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. Saudi officials have called the allegations "baseless", but reports in United States media on Tuesday suggested the kingdom may acknowledge the writer was killed there.

"There are other countries we could sell that to", Rubio told CNN.

The incident has sparked a major diplomatic crisis between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Trump's comments came after a telephone conversation with King Salman, father of the crown prince, the first such talks since the crisis erupted.

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