Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said in an interview with USA television channel Fox on the same day that Prince Mohammed had no knowledge of Khashoggi's death. There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover it up.
The Saudi authorities at first denied the death of the regime-critical journalist. Saudi Arabia has been trying to claw back global market share, especially as Iran faces new U.S. oil sanctions beginning in November. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold, which the senior official reiterated.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the suspension of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia on the grounds that they can not be done under the "current circumstances", in reference to the Khashoggi case.
Erdogan is expected to make a full statement to his party's MPs in parliament on Tuesday.
Although he asserted that Saudi Arabia was determined to take action to investigate Khashoggi's killing and hold those responsible accountable, al-Jubeir claimed that the government doesn't know how the journalist was killed or where his body is.
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Irineo Mujica's organization, Pueblo sin Fronteras or People without Borders, said he was detained during a peaceful march. The "steadily growing caravan" is estimated at several thousand people and hope to reach Mexico within days.
"He's seen as a person who can keep things under check", added Trump.
Saudi prosecutors said 18 people had been arrested and five top officials fired for their connection to the case. But in an interview with The Post late Saturday, Trump conceded that there had been "deception".
Sen. Rand Paul told "Fox News Sunday" that the USA "cannot continue to have relations with him and so I think he's going to have to be replaced".
Tennessee Republican Bob Corker says that based on his briefings he believes the royal known as MBS was behind the killing of the Saudi critic. In a detailed account, the official said members of the 15-man Saudi team threatened to drug and kidnap Khashoggi and had "killed him in a chokehold" when he resisted.
Germany and France on Saturday called Saudi Arabia's explanation of how Mr Khashoggi died incomplete.
He described the 33-year-old prince, widely known as MBS, as a "strong person; he has very good control". They said the "hypotheses" proposed so far in the Saudi investigation need to be backed by facts to be considered credible.
President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the USA response.