The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his ambitious reform plans.
Separately, Istanbul's chief prosecutor called 28 more Saudi consulate staff, including Turkish and foreign nationals, to give testimony on Monday in the Khashoggi's case, TRT World News said in tweet, citing unidentified sources familiar with matter.
Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a "fistfight" inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
He told Fox News in an interview that Khashoggi was approached by a "Saudi security team" when he entered the consulate and their account of what happened after that differed from that of Turkish officials, which prompted the Saudis to investigate.
The kingdom confirmed Saturday that he was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he'd gone to obtain a document he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.
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Jubeir was the first senior Saudi official to speak on the record since the Saudis admitted on Saturday that Khashoggi was dead. "That is unacceptable in any government", al-Jubeir said on Sunday.
The crown prince has "now crossed a line and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", Corker said.
"Why did 15 people come here (from Saudi Arabia) and why were 18 people arrested?" He adds Saudi officials do not know the whereabouts of Khashoggi's remains.
"We seek justice and this will be revealed in all its naked truth, not through some ordinary steps but in all its naked truth", Erdogan said on Sunday, according to the semiofficial Anadolu news agency.
Separately, the SPA also reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz made a telephone call to Mr Salah Khashoggi, in which the prince expressed his condolences to Salah and his family on the death. "But I want to get to the answer", Trump told reporters this weekend, when asked about the Saudi investigation and Riyadh's firing of officials over the incident. "We haven't reached that point", the president said.
This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, Trump said he needs to learn more about the killing and will be working with Congress on the USA response. "This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had", Jubeir said on the USA broadcaster Fox.