Saudi king tours country as Khashoggi crisis rages overseas

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"Without due orders and permissions, 15 people can not come from Saudi Arabia to kill their own citizen", Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to Japan.

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.

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, and defended its human rights record.

The Saudi officials tried to rip out a camera inside the Istanbul consulate on October 2, the day Khashoggi disappeared, and days later tampered with cameras at a police security booth in the building, Al-Jazeera reported, citing Turkish media.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix.

On Friday, Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and reportedly a friend of Khashoggi's, told the newspaper Hurriyet that the journalist's body had been dissolved after the murder.

Details of Khashoggi's gruesome murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, however, continue to be leaked. "King Abdel-Aziz has already instructed the prosecution to proceed with the investigation into this case according to the applicable laws and preparation to reaching all facts and bringing all the perpetrators to justice in order to bear the facts to the public". "But at the same time, we have also accepted the responsibility to the people of Saudi Arabia - an obligation we take quite seriously - to help them manage their financial resources and diversify their economy", he said.

Thousands of Twitter users in Saudi Arabia have pushed for the boycott of Amazon.com and its regional subsidiary to slam the Washington Post for covering the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the Washington Post is owned by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos.

"Without due orders and permissions, 15 people can not come from Saudi Arabia to kill their own citizen", Mr. Cavusoglu said.

"All what we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi (cemetery) in Medina with the rest of his family", Salah Khashoggi said.

The report said that they visited the consulate every day from their arrival on October 11 until October 17.

"I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon", he said.

We should be standing up for Badawi, who is as much a Saudi-Canadian as Khashoggi was Saudi-American. Ankara says that information will be released once the investigation is finished.

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