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Key moments surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

25 October 2018

"We are determined to uncover every stone".

"We have an important relationship with Saudi, focused on combating terrorist financing and focused on our common interests of stopping Iran's spread of both terrorism and other issues", Mnuchin said Sunday, as The New York Times reported.

"The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority", he added. They also contradicted assertions in Turkish media leaks that Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered inside the consulate, claims the kingdom had rejected as "baseless". After weeks of denying knowledge of his fate, Saudi officials said the prominent journalist was killed in what they describe as a "rogue operation".

In an interview with The Washington Post late Saturday, Trump backed down from his assertion that Saudi Arabia's account of the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi's death at the country's Turkish consulate was credible.

Until this point - for 18 days - the authorities had maintained that the Saudi critic was last seen leaving the building alive. "Mr Trump meanwhile called the Saudi announcement a 'good first step", but said what happened to Khashoggi was 'unacceptable".

King Salman similarly made a condolence call as global pressure on the kingdom continues to rise, even after it acknowledged on Saturday that the Washington Post journalist was killed October 2 at the consulate under still-disputed circumstances.

The Trump administration notably refused to endorse the establishment of a Palestinian state, distancing itself from the two-state solution favoured by the worldwide community for more than two decades.

Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed Khashoggi's death in a phone call over the weekend, Anadolu reported Monday, and pledged to "shed light on all aspects" of the incident.

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"If you look at the scoring for economic growth, I think there is a way to rationalize that this tax cut will pay for itself through sustained economic growth", Tillis said.

"The Turks have been talking more to the media than they have us", Corker said of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Altmaier on Monday called for a joint European position on arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that he will "go into detail" about the Khashoggi case.

Where is the investigation now?

In addition, members of the Turkish-Saudi working group established in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist Jamal Haskaj, held a 9-hour search by the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

Recall that in early October it became known that in Istanbul mysteriously disappeared Saudi journalist Jamal Haskaj who criticized the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. His body was then rolled in a rug and given to a local "co-operator" to dispose of.

Key moments surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi