Khashoggi’s Body ‘Dissolved’ After Murder, Erdogan Aide Says

Leroy Wright
November 3, 2018

The body of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "dissolved" after his murder and dismemberment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, an adviser to the Turkish president has said.

Riyadh initially denied it had anything to do with Khashoggi's disappearance but then changed its story several times, first claiming Khashoggi died in a fist fight before admitting Turkish evidence suggested his killing was premeditated. Amid souring relations, the US and United Kingdom.

Pompeo told St. Louis radio station KMOX Thursday the USA administration is "continuing to understand the fact pattern" and added it is "reviewing putting sanctions on the individuals" who have so far been identified as being "engaged in that murder".

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the country's consulate on 2 October.

"It'll take us probably a handful more weeks before we have enough evidence to actually put those sanctions in place, but I think we'll be able to get there", he said on Thursday, adding that President Donald Trump had vowed accountability for all involved in the "heinous crime". Iran has denied accusations it is building a nuclear bomb, saying weapons of mass destruction are prohibited under Islam.

The U.S. has already revoked the visas of the men allegedly responsible for the killing of The Washington Post columnist.

"It is now up to the global community to bring the perpetrators to justice".

Instead, Cengiz said, "Some in Washington are hoping this matter will be forgotten with simple delaying tactics".

"But we will continue to push the Trump administration to help find justice for Jamal", she added. "There will be no coverup".

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The statement bolsters a report by The Washington Post on Wednesday that authorities believed Khashoggi's body may have been dismembered and immersed in acid ― either at the consulate or nearby, possibly in a well.

The Turkish president said he did not believe that Saudi King Salman had ordered the killing.

"Khashoggi's body was not in need of burying", said the official.

More than 100 members of PEN America, a New York-based non-profit group of journalists and artists devoted to human rights and free expression, have called on the launch an independent probe into the killing.

After Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate, five high-ranking officials were dismissed, including bin Salman's media chief and the deputy head of the Saudi intelligence service.

Fidan, the Istanbul prosecutor, on Wednesday said that Khashoggi was strangled shortly after entering the consulate and that his body was dismembered afterward.

Khashoggi's family rejected the characterization in a statement to the newspaper. Turkey wants them extradited.

Held at the Mayflower Hotel, the memorial was organized by the Justice for Jamal Khashoggi campaign.

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