Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people and dismissed five senior officials as part of the investigation of Khashoggi's murder. Some…
Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people and dismissed five senior officials as part of the investigation of Khashoggi’s murder. Some were members of a 15-stroke team, many of them Saudi intelligence operators who flew to Istanbul for hours before Khashoggi’s death, said Turkish security sources.
Turkish police examined water samples from a consulate well on Thursday after
King Salman, who has delegated the daily run of Saudi Arabia to his son MbS, ordered a restructuring of the public intelligence service on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia state news agency SPA said on Thursday that MbS had chaired the first meeting of a committee to implement that restructuring and that it had made recommendations to improve the Agency’s work.
How Western Allies deal with Riyadh will hang to the extent that they believe in the responsibility of Khashoggi’s death lies directly with MbS and the Saudi authorities.
MbS promised on Wednesday that the killers would be brought to justice, his first public commentary on the matter after talking to Erdogan.
Erdogan has called Khashoggi murder a “wild death” and demanded Riyadh punish those responsible, no matter how highly placed. Cavusoglu said Turkey did not intend to take Khashoggi case to an international court but would share information if an international investigation was launched.