In a speech before the Turkish Parliament Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder "a political murder" that was planned in advanced and demanded to know the whereabouts of his body, laying out a number of urgent questions three weeks after the writer was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
However, the Saudi's claim the death was an accident. Erdogan, during the course of his speech, did not mention the name of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and instead referred only to the Saudi king.
Trump contrasted Saudi Arabia with Iran, which he said had done "vicious, terrible things", and added: "That's no excuse for what happened with Saudi Arabia".
Trump told reporters that Erdogan was pretty tough on Saudi Arabia.
"But we'll also do so in the context of our vital national interests and the important and more than half-century long relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia", Pence said.
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"We're making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence", Pompeo told reporters.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel was in Turkey to confer with Turkish officials about their investigation.
"Why did these 15 people all with links to the event gather in Istanbul on the day of the murder? We expect the same sensitivity from all parties, primarily the Saudi Arabian leadership", he said.
"Neither the Vienna Convention nor other worldwide laws allow the investigation into such a brutal murder to be cloaked behind the shield of diplomatic immunity", the president said.
Days after Congress also triggered an executive branch investigation into whether Saudi Arabia should face Global Magnitsky sanctions for human rights violations, Pompeo added that the State Department and Treasury Department are reviewing that issue, too.
Saudi Arabia has most recently said Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after a discussion at the consulate erupted into a brawl. The president said the crown prince "strongly said he had nothing to do with it". Erdogan said Saudi agents removed the hard drive from the consulate's surveillance system.
Trump said of the attack on the journalist that "whoever thought of that idea, I think, is in big trouble". "I haven't gotten a full recap, as you know I have people in Turkey, and I have people in Saudi Arabia and other places, and they are all coming back as we speak, they are heading back". "The conscience of humanity will only be satisfied once everybody is called into account, from those who gave the orders to those who carried them out".