Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi's family and relatives

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The report did not say why Cengiz was given police protection.

Merkel had said Sunday that "when it comes to our already limited arms exports. they can not take place in the current situation". "The individuals who did this, did this outside the scope of their authority".

"Jamal Khashoggi's death can not go unpunished".

The Saudi foreign minister has since called his death a "huge and grave mistake".

Jubeir had extended condolences to Khashoggi's family earlier on Sunday. "We feel their pain", he said.

Hours later, a Saudi source told the news agency a team of 15 people was involved in the killing.

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is accusing the crown prince of directing the operation.

The crown prince has "crossed a line and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", Corker said. "And we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder", he added.

"The strength of our response will depend on. our confidence that it can not happen ever again", the British foreign office said. "We'll have an answer by probably Tuesday or so", he said.

President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment but said he didn't want to halt a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because it would harm USA manufacturers.

Saudi authorities acknowledged on Saturday that Khashoggi was killed October 2 at the consulate under still-disputed circumstances.

"But Saturday, in an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said, "Obviously there's been deception and there's been lies".

The office of the Turkish presidency said early Monday that Erdogan and President Donald Trump had spoken by phone the night before and had agreed to "clear up the Jamal Khashoggi incident".

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In a statement on Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists are unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations".

The saga has caused uproar, with Germany, Britain and France calling for Saudi Arabia to provide facts, and Chancellor Angela Merkel saying Germany would not export arms to the kingdom while uncertainty over Khashoggi's fate persisted.

CNN aired the footage on Monday, citing a Turkish official as describing the man as a "body double" and a member of a 15-man Saudi team sent to Istanbul to target the writer.

As Turkish President Erdogan is expected to reveal all details into the journalist's killing, Trump has stepped back from his stance that Saudi Arabia's latest explanation over the death was credible amid mounting pressure at home.

An image made from surveillance camera footage shows a man identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb walking toward the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul before writer Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018.

Hollywood, too, has been reassessing its ties to Saudi Arabia, where the crown prince recently lifted a ban on movie theaters.

It did it in its consulate in Istanbul in what the European Union foreign service called "a shocking violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations", a treaty that governs global diplomacy.

But even if the Saudis keep Trump on their side, they could face a reckoning from the U.S. Congress, where Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed outrage over the killing.

"Khashoggi refused Prince Mohammed's offer out of fear he would be arrested and killed if he returned".

"I would cut off arms sales". "I don't think we need the Saudis".

They added that it was "hard to imagine what crime the Saudi government would need to commit" for it to be condemned by ministers.

The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Sunday that the Monarch, Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his son, Mohammed bin Salman, telephoned Salah Jamal Khashoggi to express their condolences, reports Efe news.