Mike Pompeo to arrive in Saudi to meet King Salman

Turkey says joint 'inspection' planned at Saudi Consulate

But US media reported on Monday that the kingdom is considering an admission that Khashoggi died after an interrogation that went wrong during an intended abduction. Mr Trump says "rogue killers" could be responsible for his disappearance because the Saudi ruler King Salman has denied knowing what happened.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh this morning and has held talks with Saudi King Salman.

On October 2, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve a document related to his upcoming wedding.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly ready to concede that a missing Saudi writer was killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

Investigators entered the building in Istanbul on Monday afternoon - first a Saudi team followed roughly an hour later by Turkish forensic police.

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside the consulate the day he disappeared, tweeted a Koranic verse warning those who kill on goal, with the hashtag "Jamal is the Martyr of the Word". He asked that "the global community of nations will respect and acknowledge what Saudi Arabia has done". That potentially offers the US -allied kingdom a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm.

Last week, Turkey accepted a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to investigate Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, chats with his son and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 8, 2017.

"We are sadly and anxiously following the conflicting news regarding the fate of our father after losing contact with him two weeks ago", they said.

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The decision to go to the rally stands in sharp contrast to Trump's criticism of then-President Barack Obama. He again said his replacement will be "the person that got away". "That's pretty good, right?" he asked.

The entourage around the prince invested heavily in burnishing MBS's credentials with the Trump White House as it took office and in driving the agenda on Persian Gulf affairs, including the war in Yemen and the blockade of Qatar, both associated closely with MBS and Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, his crown princely counterpart in Abu Dhabi. President Trump publicly called for the Saudis to choose NY for the listing of 5 percent of Saudi Aramco and bragged repeatedly about the $110 billion arms deal he claims to have brokered during his visit to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, in 2017.

A spokeswoman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the discussions.

The possible curtailment of production by Saudi Arabia, which has in recent months boosted its exports to the United States, partly in response to Mr Trump's calls to slow the oil price rally will come amid declining supply from Iran.

For the Trump administration, Khashoggi's case risks top foreign-policy priorities. "Think of that, $110 billion". And ensuring Riyadh's willingness to increase oil production so that coming sanctions on Iranian oil do not lead to a surge in gas prices has been at least as important.

But he has also made clear he is reluctant to curb all-important arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

As of Monday, the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, still planned to attend an investor conference in Riyadh this month where Crown Prince Mohammed was expected to speak.

Prince Mohammed has aggressively pitched the kingdom as a destination for foreign investment.

Concern over Khashoggi's disappearance has prompted media organizations and a growing number of guests to pull out of a "Davos in the Desert" investment conference set for October 23-25, which has become the biggest show for investors to promote Prince Mohammed's reform vision. The columnist is one of the best-known news-media personalities in the kingdom and has been a confidant to several previous kings and princes.

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