Saudi Arabia 'curtailed' Jamal Khashoggi murder probe - United Nations expert

Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says UN expert

He denounces the "appalling" murder of Khashoggi and says that "when the United States fails to lead, we compromise our integrity and abandon those pursuing justice around the world".

Nevertheless, the killing has strained relations between the US and Saudi Arabia. Trump has not yet responded to the request, and-according to an official who spoke to Bloomberg-he doesn't have to.

The crown prince is the next in line to the Saudi throne behind his ailing father King Salman, and has become the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia.

The journalist was killed by Saudi operatives inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.

Secret phone calls have revealed a disturbing threat the Saudi Crown Prince made a year before Jamal Khashoggi's death.

New footage shows body double wearing Jamal Khashoggi's clothes.

The crown prince said this to a top aide in 2017, the newspaper said, citing unnamed current and former US and foreign officials described as having first-hand knowledge of intelligence reports on the conversation.

In a conversation with a second aide, he said that he wanted Khashoggi enticed back to Saudi Arabia from exile or returned by force. India and Israel have not yet been able to find a mutually convenient date for Netanyahu's visit even though the government remains keen to host him. They have blamed the murder on a group of rogue Saudi officials.




"I can't comment on reports based on anonymous sources", al-Jubeir said.

Those comments were made in 2017, well before Khashoggi was killed last October in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Times said, citing current and former USA and foreign officials knowledgeable about intelligence reports.

Earlier on Thursday, Callamard issued a statement through the United Nations office in Geneva, saying that Saudi Arabia had undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate Khashoggi's death, calling it a "premeditated killing" planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor Shalaan bin Rajih Shalaan said investigators had concluded an intelligence officer ordered Khashoggi's murder, applying a lethal injection inside the consulate.

Saudi Arabia has previously denied Turkey's extradition request for the 11 suspects.

With pressure mounting in Washington and Riyadh, the USA president theoretically had until the end of the day to designate those responsible for the murder of the Washington Post columnist, who was strangled and dismembered by Saudi agents in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The official said the White House would continue to consult with Congress on the murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.

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