Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US

Saul Bowman
October 25, 2018

Another source said the Turkish were very helpful in persuading the Kingdom to allow Salah Khashoggi and his family to leave the country, and the State Department helped with visas.

Turkish authorities maintain that Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered in a premeditated operation organized by Saudi government officials.

The CIA had no comment on a Washington Post report that Haspel had listened to audio purportedly capturing Khashoggi's killing.

Days later, the Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said that Saudi investigators came to the same conclusion after Turkish officials presented them evidence, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

His departure comes after Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met Salah and Khashoggi´s brother Sahel at the royal palace in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The two leaders discussed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the situation in Syria, the statement said.

When President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last week, he denied any knowledge or involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and alleged murder.


Salah Khashoggi, who is a dual U.S. -Saudi citizen, and his family will reunite with other members of the Khashoggi family in the U.S., according to the Human Rights Watch.

The seemingly clumsy cover-up of the killing has been exposed to the world with Turkish leaks of information, security camera footage and, eventually, Saudi acknowledgements that Khashoggi died in the consulate.

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Turkey is pushing the Saudi government to reveal exactly who ordered the killing, fueling suspicions that Prince Mohammed was involved even though he condemned it as "heinous" at the Riyadh forum. She was set to brief President Trump on her trip on Thursday. At the time, Khashoggi had been missing for more than a week after going to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain wedding papers.

"Information from the Turkish side affirms that the suspects in Khashoggi's case premeditated their crime", said the statement carried by state TV. They also photographed Saudi diplomatic vehicles scouting wooded areas in the days before Khashoggi disappeared.

"We will continue to demand that all authorities across the Middle East immediately release all opinion leaders and political prisoners".

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