Khashoggi’s Son Arrives in US from Saudi Arabia

The eldest son of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has arrived in the US from Saudi Arabia, with family members.

Salah Khashoggi had previously been unable to leave Saudi Arabia due to his father’s criticism of the leadership.

Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul three weeks ago, and investigation is underway to unravel the heinous crime.

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is travelling to Turkey on Sunday as part of the investigation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the move in a televised speech, adding that the prosecutor would meet Istanbul’s prosecuting authorities.

Erdogan also called on Saudi Arabia to disclose the location of Jamal Khashoggi’s body, as well as the name of an alleged “local co-operator” involved in disposing of it.

The Saudi prosecutor, Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, said on Thursday that the killing was premeditated, in a further development of the Saudi narrative.

Saudi officials have also blamed “rogue” agents as Riyadh has struggled to provide a credible explanation for how Jamal Khashoggi met his end.

Turkish investigators, speaking off the record, have said Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, must have known what was going on – claims Riyadh denies.

Two days before arriving in the US, Salah Khashoggi was pictured receiving condolences from Crown Prince Mohammed in what many say was the price for being allowed to leave the country.

A US spokesman said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told Saudi leaders that he wanted Salah Khashoggi, a dual citizen, to be able to return to the US and was “pleased” that he had been allowed to do so.

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