U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin on Sunday called Saudi Arabia's admission a "good first step but not enough", while the leaders of Germany, France and Britain have demanded more information about how the Washington Post columnist was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to pick up a document for his upcoming marriage. "We don't know in terms of details how".
Senior aides close to the prince have been fired over Khashoggi's killing, and 18 suspects have been arrested.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday suggested it was "premature" to discuss sanctioning Saudi Arabia, as lawmakers from both parties press for punitive steps against the kingdom over Saudi officials alleged involvement in the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that the critic died there, though says his death was the result of a "fistfight. But Saudi Arabia is a very responsible country, for decades we used our oil policy as a responsible economic tool and isolated it from politics", Falih said.
Shortly after Saudi Arabia admitted to Khashoggi's death, Trump said that he did not want to ruin a "tremendous order" of weapons from Saudi Arabia, and that he would prefer "some form of sanction".
Turkish authorities have put the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under 24-hour police protection, the state-run Anadolu news agency said yesterday.
"The Turks have been talking more to the media than they have [to] us", Corker said of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.
Saudi Arabia is also Germany's second-largest weapons customer.
The king has the authority to change the line of succession - as he did when he appointed his son crown prince in the first place, upending the previous royal consensus.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced over the weekend that he will reveal the "naked truth" behind Khashoggi's killing on Tuesday.
He also urged Turkey to turn over purported audio recordings of Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. He initially said he believed the Saudi account.
"In a statement Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists are unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations".
Worldwide outrage over Khashoggi's October 2 slaying at the hands of Saudi officials, under still-disputed circumstances, has marked the greatest crisis in the 33-year-old's rapid rise, already tarnished by a catastrophic war in Yemen and a sweeping roundup of Saudi businessmen and activists.
"There remains an urgent need for clarification of exactly what happened ... beyond the hypotheses that have been raised so far in the Saudi investigation, which need to be backed by facts to be considered credible". If the supply gap created by disruption in Libya, Nigeria, Venezuela - as well as US sanctions against Iran - were to grow as large as 3 million barrels a day, Saudi Arabia would need to tap its oil reserves, he said. While the official report won praise from US President Donald Trump, many politicians and leaders in America and Europe questioned the official explanation that he was accidentally killed in an altercation.