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The report suggests that one of the 15-strong "kill team" allegedly sent to Istanbul to assassinate Khashoggi can be heard on the tape making a phone call in Arabic to say "the deed was done", or words to that effect.

A newly released recording of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has led to further speculation that Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was behind the killing.

USA officials have speculated that such a mission - including the 15 men sent from Riyadh - could not have been carried out without the authorization of bin Salman, heir apparent to the Saudi throne.

Last month two separate intelligence sources told Reuters that one of Prince Mohammed's top aides, Saud al-Qahtani, gave orders over Skype to Khashoggi's killers at the consulate. Asked if the audio links Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the killing, Bolton said: "That's not the conclusion I think that the people who heard it have come to, and that's certainly not the position of the Saudi government".

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and U.S. resident, was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Trudeau has said the penalty for cancelling a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia would be "in the billions of dollars".

After repeated denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Riyadh critic, had been murdered at the mission in a "rogue" operation.

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Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday, Bob Baer, who worked at a Central Intelligence Agency case officer primarily in the Middle East, said the USA has purposely muted its response to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Speaking to journalists on board his plane while returning from World War I commemorations in Paris, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also reportedly said audio recordings of the killing that Turkey shared with officials from Saudi Arabia and other nations were so "atrocious" that a Saudi intelligence official speculated that the killer may have been on heroin.

The 67-year-old wrote his master's thesis at Harvard University about Saudi Arabia, studying how the kingdom makes its decisions on defence spending, in a paper that won acclaim in academic circles.

"The way Saudi Arabia is run today, Mohammed bin Salman is an autocrat", Baer said. Turkish officials have yet to comment on the report. Our intelligence organisation did not hide anything, ' Erdogan said.

The New York Times first reported on the phone call that relayed the message that Khashoggi had been killed.

The Trump administration, by all appearances, is unsure of how to proceed in its response to Khashoggi's murder; while officials have been promising to clamp down hard with possible sanctions against senior Saudi leaders, little action has been taken, likely due to the deep economic ties between Washington and Riyadh.

Erdogan has not given details of the contents of the tapes but two sources with knowledge of the issue have said that Turkey has several audio recordings.

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