Saudi public prosecutor says Khashoggi murder premeditated
Tehran, Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul was 'premeditated', Reuters and AFP news agencies reported, citing Saudi state media.
'Information from the Turkish authorities indicates that the act of the suspects in the Khashoggi case was premeditated,' the public prosecutor said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, according to Al-Zajeera.
'The public prosecution continues its investigation with suspects ... to complete the court of justice.'
Prosecutors are interrogating suspects on the basis of information provided by a joint Saudi-Turkish task force, the report said.
Meanwhile, Turkey's foreign minister said that Turkey had no intention of taking Khashoggi's case to an international court, but would share information if the court launched its own investigation.
Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Ankara is taking all necessary steps to clear up the mystery surrounding what happened to Khashoggi and is cooperating with everyone who wants to cooperate, including Saudi Arabia.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA