CNN's Clarissa Ward reported on CNN's New Day is reporting that among the Saudi operatives sent to Istanbul to murder Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a "body double" created to mislead via surveillance footage.
Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday the government was still discussing internally whether ot not to bloc exports already authorised in recent months but not yet delivered.
The calls came as the journalist's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, was placed under 24-hour police protection, the Istanbul Governor's office announced on Sunday.
After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi, 59, for two weeks, Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning said he had died in a fistfight at the consulate. He said he believed Prince Mohammed was behind the killing. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold.
The man has been identified as Mustafa al-Madani - an official who was reportedly brought from Riyadh to Turkey to act as Khashoggi's body double.
That explanation will face a fresh challenge on Tuesday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to reveal details of his government's investigation into the killing of Khashoggi, a move that could directly contradict Saudi Arabia's official account of what happened inside its consulate. Saudi Arabia said 18 Saudis were arrested and that several top intelligence officials were fired.
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But the data reported Tuesday represents "a substantially larger number than in previous months this year", Messonnier said. The CDC received information on 33 confirmed cases of AFM across 16 states in 2017, 149 cases in 39 states.
In a statement Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists were unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations". Statements from the agency said both the king and the crown prince expressed their condolences for Khashoggi's death.
An unnamed senior Turkish official has told CNN that one of the 15-man hit squad that allegedly murdered Jamal Khashoggi was a doppelgänger who left the Saudi Consulate in the slain reporters' clothes moments after the killing. Saudi Arabia has been trying to claw back global market share, especially as Iran faces new USA oil sanctions beginning in November.
Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an global outcry.
A leading Republican U.S. senator said he believed the crown prince was behind the killing, adding that the Saudis had lost all credibility in their explanations of his death.
Five Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are giving statements as witnesses under an investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Monday.
A security guard stands outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Saturday.
US President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment but said he didn't want to halt a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because, he maintained, it would harm US manufacturers.
"We're trying to ascertain the facts as to what happened in the consulate", he said.