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Speaking in an interview with The Brian Kilmeade Show via teleconference, Pompeo said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate in Turkey violated "the norms of global law".

Trump has called Khashoggi's disappearance and death "one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups", but has also said the US should not be too critical of the regime because of a pending multi-billion dollar arms deal with Riyadh. "Let's not let money taint our conscience and compromise our values".

Western intelligence analysts and Turkish officials have maintained that the operation could not have been carried out without the consent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi, a 59-year-old columnist for The Washington Post, vanished after entering the consulate in Istanbul to pick up paperwork he needed for his upcoming marriage.

Saudi hit squadCleaning personnel wait to enter Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

Saudi Arabia's attorney general admitted Thursday that evidence shared by Turkish officials suggests that Khashoggi's killing was "premeditated".

The killing of Khashoggi has put into focus the West's close relationship with Saudi Arabia - a major arms buyer and lynchpin of Washington's regional plans to contain Iran. Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday: "I just hope it all works out".

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They also agreed to meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of the month. He gave no indication whether they made progress on settling an escalating tariff war over Beijing's technology policy.

Al-Mojeb then went to the consulate and left after spending a little over an hour there. "No need to prevaricate, it makes no sense to try to save certain people", Erdogan said.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects over the killing who were detained in Saudi Arabia. Fidan asked al-Mojeb to reveal who sent this group, according to the president.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will reveal more evidence about the killing but is not in any rush to do so.

Turkey has stopped short of blaming Saudi Arabia, but hinted that the murder could not have taken place without orders from someone in a senior position.

In her strongest public comments yet on the subject, she said worldwide experts should have complete access to evidence and witnesses.

USA officials, including President Donald Trump, have said the country will face consequences over the killing of Khashoggi. Meanwhile, Saudi's Crown Prince has maintained that perpetrators responsible for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi will be brought to justice once the investigation is complete.


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