Saudi Arabia’s attorney general had said on Thursday that an evidence was shared by Turkish officials which suggests that the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi was “premeditated.”
In a statement which was carried out by the Saudi Press Agency, Saud al-Mojeb said indications were that the suspects in the incident had committed the act with a premeditated intention.
It added that the investigation continues in order to complete the course of justice.
The acknowledgment was the latest change in Saudi government’s shifting account of what exactly had happened to Khashoggi after he entered its consulate in Istanbul on the 2nd of October.
President Trump called the effort to conceal Khashoggi’s killing as the worst cover-up ever.
The Saudis had maintained that Khashoggi’s death was a mistake when an attempt made by the operatives to persuade him to return to Saudi Arabia escalated into a fatal fistfight.