Video shows Saudi using Khashoggi body double

Friday, 26 Oct, 2018

You said, they want a month?

ANKARA - A auto belonging to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has been found in the Sultangazi district of the city, broadcaster NTV and other local media said on Monday, adding that police would search the vehicle.

His Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, said he would not attend a Saudi investment conference on Tuesday, although he would still visit Riyadh as planned for talks with his counterpart there on joint efforts to counter terrorist financing. Saudi Arabia does not know where Khashoggi's body is, he told Fox News. He stressed that "it's not a decision against the kingdom or its people". The officials have yet to prove details to the incident and are still determining where Khashoggi's body is. The man walks out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then takes a taxi to Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque, where he goes to a public bathroom, changes back out of the clothes and leaves.

The state-run broadcaster TRT later also reported that a man who entered the consulate was seen leaving the building in Khashoggi's clothes. Al-Jubeir denied Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud had ordered the killing.

Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Mr Erdogan in his AK Party and close friend to the dead journalist, said: "One cannot help but wonder how there could have been a "fistfight" between 15 young expert fighters and a 60-year-old Khashoggi, alone and defenceless".

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an global outcry.

-Oct. 17: Pompeo meets with Turkey's president and foreign minister in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will continue to demand answers.

Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi was killed after an argument leading to a fist fight has drawn widespread global scorn and skepticism, including from Trump.

At the same time, Germany, France and Britain urged Saudi Arabia to explain how Khashoggi had died at the country's consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials and reports have suggested that a team of Saudi agents was sent to assassinate him.

"This was an operation that was a rogue operation, this was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding their authorities and responsibilities they had; they made a mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate and they tried to cover up for it", he said.

The report by Yeni Safak on Monday cited no source for the information.

The crown prince has "now crossed a line and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", Corker said. The CIA did not respond to requests for comment on Monday.

The body double was seen entering the consulate at around 11 a.m., two hours prior to the arrival of Khashoggi. Once close with the Saudi elites, Khashoggi fled the kingdom a year ago in fear of possible prosecution.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that she supports a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

However, a leading U.S. Senate Republican said the Saudi explanation, which followed initial denials from the kingdom that it knew anything about Khashoggi's fate, wasn't credible. It is also in conflict with those by Turkish officials who claim they have video and audio proof that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was murdered by a 15-strong team who arrived and departed on the same day.