Claims Khashoggi’s body was ‘dissolved’ as fiancee speaks out

Arturo Kim
November 2, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a "dangerous Islamist" after his disappearance weeks ago, according to United States media reports.

Also on Thursday, State Department implicitly urged Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of the body of slain dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and return it to his family for burial as soon as possible.

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The source speaking to CNN didn't clarify the reasons and significance of the prince's return or if he had indeed sought assurances for his safety after spending two and a half months overseas.

The Post also reported that bin Salman, in conversations with the White House, has described Khashoggi as "a risky Islamist", claiming he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Bin Salman has told President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to whom he is close, that low-level officials who had gone rogue had killed Khashoggi.

The body of Jamal Khashoggi was "dissolved" after he was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a month ago, a Turkish official said today, as the journalist's fiancee criticised the USA reaction as "devoid of moral foundation".

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This was carried out as part of a premeditated plan, according to a statement by the chief prosecutor's office. "He denied such claims repeatedly over the past several years", the statement said.

Saudi Arabia has changed its account of what happened to Khashoggi.

"The Saudi king makes a phone call".

On Wednesday, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Khashoggi's death was a "crime" and "odious".

Saudi Arabia initially claimed that he left the consulate building alive, before saying a team of spies killed Khashoggi, without the knowledge of MbS.

Earlier, the U.S. called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting rebels supported by its arch-enemy Iran.

In an editorial published in five worldwide newspapers, Ms Cengiz said Khashoogi had just bought a house and wished to start a family.

"The Trump administration has taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation", she wrote, adding that "there will be no cover-up".

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