Saudis sent ‘cleaners’ to Istanbul 9 days after Khashoggi murder

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"The fact that a cleanup team was dispatched from Saudi Arabia nine days after the murder suggests that Khashoggi's slaying was within the knowledge of top Saudi officials", the official said.

Confirming a report in Turkey's pro-government Sabah newspaper, the official said the chemist and toxicologist were tasked with erasing evidence before Turkish investigators were given access to the Saudi consulate and consul's residence.

Addressing the council, the Saudi delegation restated the kingdom's position that it is investigating Khashoggi's case and will prosecute those responsible for the killing.

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in an interview with Fox News on Sunday said he believed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman would be "vindicated and exonerated" in the wake of a probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Mr Oktay said, there are reports of the body being dissolved with acid which need to be looked at.

Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Irfan Fidan said last week that the ill-fated journalist had been strangled upon his arrival in the consulate, and then his body was dismembered and destroyed.

The two men flew into Istanbul from Saudi Arabia to help with the Saudi investigation into the October 2 disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi-or so the story went.

During Monday's review, Western countries especially voiced outrage at the killing, with many calling for a "credible" and "transparent" investigation, and some, like Iceland and Costa Rica, going further and demanding an global probe.

The official confirmed a report in Turkey's Sabah newspaper that an 11-member Saudi team sent to Turkey for a joint investigation included experts on chemicals and toxicology who were reportedly charged with obfuscating the evidence.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects who have been detained in Saudi Arabia.

"All what we want right now is to bury him", Salah Khashoggi told CNN in Washington.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will embark on a week-long domestic tour on Tuesday, a senior government official told Reuters, as the absolute monarchy faces its worst political crisis in a generation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "I talked about this with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it will happen soon".

Activists have urged countries to hold Saudi Arabia to account.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is cutting ties with a charity chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, becoming the latest western organization to take a step back from Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince himself following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2.

When asked by the interviewers if the United States should halt selling weapons to their Middle Eastern ally amid continuous reports of an indiscriminate Saudi-led bombing campaign, Trump replied: "We're looking at Yemen very carefully right now".

Saudi officials say they do not know the whereabouts of his body, but that it was dumped with the help of a local collaborator, whose identity they have yet to disclose.

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