Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op

Congress and Western allies demand answers on fate of journalist as Saudi Arabia balks

James Dorsey, a fellow at Singapore's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said Saudi Arabia was stepping up moves against criticism.

Turkish officials say Khashoggi, 59, was killed when he entered the consulate and his body was removed from the country by a Saudi hit team that arrived in Turkey the same day.

'There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and - if relevant - to identify those bearing responsibility for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and ensure that they are held to account.

Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government and in particular Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2 to get paperwork for his upcoming marriage to a Turkish woman.

The president provided no evidence to back his comment, but said that during a phone call the Saudi King had firmly denied knowing what had happened to Mr Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia has warned that it would retaliate against any punishment with even greater measures.

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"If US sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that would rock the entire world", said Aldakhil.

Oil prices rose on Monday as tension over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked supply worries, although concerns over the long-term demand outlook dragged on sentiment. "Countries like Saudi Arabia", he told Guardian Australia.

Saudi media followed on from that statement in television broadcasts and newspaper front pages Monday. The Arabic-language daily Okaz wrote a headline yesterday in English warning: "Don't Test Our Patience". Both reports cited anonymous people said to be familiar with the Saudi plans. UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor urged a boycott of Virgin, which has suspended discussions with PIF over a planned $1 billion investment.

"Been hearing the ridiculous "rogue killers" theory was where the Saudis would go with this", Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said on Twitter.

Already, global business leaders are pulling out of the kingdom's upcoming investment forum, a high-profile event known as "Davos in the Desert". Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund agreed to contribute $20 billion to a Blackstone fund created to invest in US infrastructure projects.

Google said in a statement on Monday that Google Cloud chief executive Diane Greene will not be attending the event.

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Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford also pulled out, as well as media organizations like CNN and Bloomberg which once served as sponsors of the conference.

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He said the U.S. was working with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to figure out what happened.

"It has been 13 days since the event, so surely proving some of the evidence might be hard, but we believe we will obtain evidence", the Turkish official said. While Turkey and the kingdom differ on political issues, Saudi investments are a crucial lifeline for Ankara amid trouble with its national currency, the Turkish lira.

King Salman has replaced two crown princes in the past.

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