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Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi Killing Was "Premeditated Act"

Published: October 25, 2018
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Source: ZeroHedge

Nearly a week after Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had indeed been murdered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate in what he described as a "botched interrogation", the kingdom has apparently changed its story once again.

According to AFP, the public prosecutor is now saying that Khashoggi's killing was a premeditated act presumably orchestrated by the 15 members of the Saudi hit squad that met and detained Khashoggi inside the consulate on Oct. 2.

The news immediately preceded a report in the Kingdom's Al-Arabiya news station that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Saman, who decried Khashoggi's killing as a "heinous crime" and promised on Wednesday to punish anyone found to be responsible, had chaired his first meeting of the committee to restructure the Saudi intelligence service. The kingdom fired 5 intelligence officials and arrested 18 Saudi nationals for their involvement in the killing.

The public prosecutor added that the suspects arrested by the Kingdom are being "interrogated" using the information handed over by the Turks.

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