Saudi Arabia claims missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed 'in a fight'

Dem Rep Has 'Irresponsible' Theory: Jared Kushner Orchestrated Journalist's Death in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Saudi Arabia's admission comes after Turkish authorities widened their probe on Friday, searching a forest in Istanbul where the body might have been dumped and interviewing the consulate's staff.

Prior to his promotion as the deputy head of general intelligence in 2017, Assiri served as the spokesman for the Saudi-led military alliance in Yemen which has been battling Huthi rebels since March 2015.

Saudi Arabia also noted that the suspect tried "to hide what happened and to cover it up".

The announcement marks the first time that Saudi officials have acknowledged that Jamal Kashoggi was killed inside the consulate in Turkey.

The Saudi king also ordered the setting up of ministerial committee under the chairmanship of the crown prince to restructure the kingdom's intelligence agency and "define its powers accurately", state media said.

The White House on Friday slammed Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, after he claimed that President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, may have orchestrated the brutal killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi - a claim he walked back later. Amid the ongoing investigation, Saudi authorities also announced the detention of 18 suspects in the case.

The Communication and Media Center of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on Twitter that "disappearance of the citizen / Jamal bin Ahmed Khashoggi drew the attention of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the highest levels, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance".

Khashoggi's disappearance quickly became an worldwide issue because he was an opinion columnist for The Washington Post, well-known around the world as a critic of the Saudi royal family of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (pictured above left) and especially of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Mr Schiff said that if Mr Khashoggi was fighting inside the consulate, he was "fighting for his life with people sent to capture or kill him".


The Saudi public prosecutor said 18 people have been arrested. Transparent investigation is needed and those responsible must be brought to justice.

In all, 33 MPs, including Mr Chishti, have visited oil-rich Saudi Arabia since March 2015, with the trips worth more than £200,000.

Qahtani, 40, entered the royal court under the late King Abdullah but only rose to prominence after latching onto Prince Mohammed, becoming a rare confidante in his secretive inner circle.

The results of the preliminary investigations also revealed the suspects' discussions with the citizen Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul did not go as planned and led to a fight and a quarrel between some of them and Khashoggi.

Another official statement said the suspects attempted to "conceal and cover" Khashoggi's murder.

'I will remain a faithful servant of my country for a long time, and our dear homeland will remain lofty, God willing'.

Until recently, the inquiry has focused on the consulate in Istanbul's Levent district and the nearby residence of the Saudi consul general, Mohammed al-Otaibi, who left Turkey this week. The American leader said he does not believe Saudi Arabia's leadership lied to him, adding that the U.S. needs Saudi Arabia to counteract Iran.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, who earlier this week said in a televised interview that Prince Mohammed "has got to go", added: "To say that I am sceptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr Khashoggi is an understatement".

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