More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

More than two weeks after his father was killed, Saleh Khashoggi received a phone call from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The king and his chosen heir telephoned Jamal Khashogli's eldest son on Sunday to express his condolences after the journalist was killed on October 2.

Khashoggi was at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to obtain the documents to be able to marry his Turkish girlfriend when he was killed.

Saudi Arabia only admitted that the Washington Post journalist died after weeks of denying anything related to his disappearance.

The government claims that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi rulers, died during a fight at the consulate.

More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

More than two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to his family. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched this official image to announce the news.

The image appears as it was revealed that Prince Mohammed was reportedly shocked by the backlash against Khashoggi's assassination and Saudi Arabia's response.

The image appears as it was revealed that Prince Mohammed was reportedly shocked by the backlash against Khashoggi's assassination and Saudi Arabia's response.

The image appears as it was revealed that Prince Mohammed was reportedly shocked by the backlash against Khashoggi's assassination and Saudi Arabia's response.

The royal court of Saudi Arabia published an official image, with images of King Salman and Prince Mohammed, to announce the telephone call to Saleh.

"The leadership extends its condolences to the family of Jamal Khashoggi," said the head of the image.

"Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud extends his condolences to the family and relatives of Jamal Khashoggi."

"Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, vice president of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, made a phone call to Saleh Khashoggi, in which he offers his condolences to him and his family over the death of Jamal Khashoggi."

The image appears as it was revealed that Prince Mohammed was reportedly shocked by the backlash against Khashoggi's assassination and Saudi Arabia's response.

His royal court was relaxed & # 39; When the news of Khashoggi's disappearance first became known, a source close to Saudi Arabia's royal family told the Wall Street Journal.

Then the snowball. "When things started to heat up in the United States, everyone started to worry," the source added.

And, apparently, no one was more surprised than the crown prince, who could not see why the story was "so important".

"I was really surprised that there was such a big reaction," added another source close to the royal court.

Prince Mohammed (photographed with Donald Trump in March) has continued to deny any knowledge of the journalist's murder and continues to receive support from Trump.

Prince Mohammed (photographed with Donald Trump in March) has continued to deny any knowledge of the journalist's murder and continues to receive support from Trump.

Prince Mohammed (photographed with Donald Trump in March) has continued to deny any knowledge of the journalist's murder and continues to receive support from Trump.

& # 39; Feels betrayed by the west. He said he will never forget how people turned against him before the evidence was presented.

The rage surrounding Khashoggi's death has shown no signs of slowing since he disappeared for the first time earlier this month.

After weeks of denying that they knew anything about the disappearance of Khashogli, the Saudi government confirmed that he was dead.

On Sunday, a Saudi official said Khashoggi was killed by "dishonest" agents who placed him "in a stranglehold" to prevent him from leaving the consulate and asking for help.

The Saudi official told ABC News that Khashoggi's body was handed over to a "local cooperator" for disposal in Istanbul and that the investigation is continuing.

Eighteen men have been arrested by the government in connection with Khashoggi's murder.

According to reports, Prince Mohammed was so astonished by the international response to Khashoggi that he even approached Jared Kushner.

He reportedly called Kushner on October 10, eight days after Khashoggi's disappearance, and asked him "why the outrage," according to informed sources of the telephone conversation.

Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton then informed the prince that he needed to "get to the bottom of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance quickly."

Since then, Trump has tried to downplay the friendship of Kushner and the prince, and told reporters on Saturday that they are only "two young boys" who are "the same age."

Prince Mohammed was reportedly so shocked by the response to the story that he called Jared Kushner days after Khashoggi's disappearance. They are shown here together with Trump in May 2017

Prince Mohammed was reportedly so shocked by the response to the story that he called Jared Kushner days after Khashoggi's disappearance. They are shown here together with Trump in May 2017

Prince Mohammed was reportedly so shocked by the response to the story that he called Jared Kushner days after Khashoggi's disappearance. They are shown here together with Trump in May 2017

Since then, Trump has tried to downplay the friendship of Kushner and the prince, and told reporters on Saturday that they are only "two young boys" of the same age.

Since then, Trump has tried to downplay the friendship of Kushner and the prince, and told reporters on Saturday that they are only "two young boys" who are "the same age."

Since then, Trump has tried to downplay the friendship of Kushner and the prince, and told reporters on Saturday that they are only "two young boys" of the same age.

He also claimed that Kushner, 37, barely knows the 33-year-old prince, despite the fact that the two men have had several individual meetings and are reportedly communicating with each other through WhatsApp, a private messaging system.

Prince Mohammed and Kushner held their first meeting at the White House in March 2017. They have had additional face-to-face meetings at least four times longer and are said to have come together due to their close ages and powerful positions within their families.

& # 39; They are two young guys. Jared does not know him well or anything. They are only two young people. They are of the same age. I like each other, I think, "the president told The Washington Post.

But behind closed doors, sources said Trump is frustrated because his son-in-law's close relationship with the Crown Prince has become a responsibility in the international crisis.

Meanwhile, Kushner has urged the president to support the prince and argues that he can survive this scandal as he has done with others in the past, according to The New York Times.

Prince Mohammed has denied his involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was a fierce critic of his policies.

And Trump seems to be listening to his son-in-law.

Even as he criticized Saudi Arabia's explanation of Khashogli's death on Saturday, the president had no hard words for the Crown Prince.

– Obviously there has been deception and there have been lies. "Their stories are all over the place," Trump told The Washington Post on Saturday.

But in the same interview, Trump defended the leadership of Prince Mohammed and praised him for having "very good control".

He went on to say that he had not seen evidence that the Crown Prince ordered, or even knew, Khashoggi's murder.

& # 39; Nobody has told me that he is responsible. No one has told me that he is not responsible. We have not reached that point. I have not heard in any way, "said Trump.

There's a possibility he discovered about it later. It could be that something in the building went very wrong. It could be that it was when he found out about it. He could have known that they were taking him back to Saudi Arabia.

It occurs when the main US legislators. UU They turned their anger against the Crown Prince, saying they believed he had ordered the murder of the Saudi journalist earlier this month.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) insisted on Sunday that Prince Mohammed "was not aware" of the killing and that the regime was still working to find the body.

An activist dressed as the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammad bin Salman marches in front of the White House during a demonstration to demand sanctions against Saudi Arabia on Friday.

An activist dressed as the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammad bin Salman marches in front of the White House during a demonstration to demand sanctions against Saudi Arabia on Friday.

An activist dressed as the crown prince of the Saudi crown Mohammad bin Salman marches in front of the White House during a demonstration to demand sanctions against Saudi Arabia on Friday.

& # 39; I think he did it? Yes, I think he did, "said Republican Sen. Bob Corker, the influential president of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in an interview with CNN.

Corker, who received a briefing on the case on Friday, said he was waiting for the investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share the audio tapes of Khashoggi's murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

Two members of the royal family claim that Prince Khalid al Faisal, an envoy of King Salman, has access to evidence that refutes Saudi Arabia's current history of how Khashoggi was killed.

They claim that Prince Khalid al Faisal has an audio recording that proves that Khashoggi was drugged, killed and dismembered within minutes of entering the consulate.

"The audio does not have this nonsense about a fight that broke after an argument," a real member told the Wall Street Journal.

This is not what Khalid told the king and his friends. This is absolutely junk.

The CCTV video shows a black van in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the day Khashoggi was killed

The CCTV video shows a black van in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the day Khashoggi was killed

The CCTV video shows a black van in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the day Khashoggi was killed

A journalist shoots a video behind the barriers blocking the road leading to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed.

A journalist shoots a video behind the barriers blocking the road leading to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed.

A journalist shoots a video behind the barriers blocking the road leading to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed.

Corker made it clear that he believed the murder was directed by Prince Mohammed.

"Let's let this work, but I guess at the end of the day, the United States and the rest of the world will fully believe that it did," Corker told CNN.

Prince Mohammed has denied his involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, a fierce critic of his policies.

His foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, appeared on US television to insist that the assassination was a mistake, and tried to protect the powerful prince from the escalating crisis.

& # 39; He was killed at the consulate. We do not know in terms of details how. "We do not know where the body is," the Foreign Minister told Fox News on Sunday.

"This was an operation that was a dishonest operation, it was an operation where the individuals ended up exceeding their authorities and responsibilities that they had."

"They made a mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate and tried to cover it up."

Despite the controversy, King Salman of Saudi Arabia (pictured) gave his heirs new powers over Saudi Arabia's intelligence corps on Saturday

Despite the controversy, King Salman of Saudi Arabia (pictured) gave his heirs new powers over Saudi Arabia's intelligence corps on Saturday

Despite the controversy, King Salman of Saudi Arabia (pictured) gave his heirs new powers over Saudi Arabia's intelligence corps on Saturday

& # 39; We are determined to discover every stone. We are determined to punish those responsible for this murder.

On Saturday, Trump joined European leaders to press Saudi Arabia for more answers after Riyadh changed his story and acknowledged that the journalist died at the consulate.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who travels in the region, said Sunday that Saudi Arabia's explanation was "a good first step, but not enough."

He said it was premature to discuss the sanctions, in line with the efforts of the Trump administration to censor a murder that has provoked international outrage while protecting relations with the Saudis.

Despite international controversy, Prince Mohammed is not in danger of losing power soon.

King Salman granted his heir new powers over Saudi Arabia's intelligence corps on Saturday and sources say that Prince Mohammed's power remains "largely uncontrolled."

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