Oct 25, 2018 - Economy & Business

Saudi prosecutor says Khashoggi's killing was premeditated

The Saudi flag flying outside the embassy in Istanbul.

Photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said that, based on information from Turkish investigators, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a planned operation in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: This is yet another narrative swerve from the Saudis about what exactly happened to Khashoggi as officials first claimed that he left the consulate before stating that he had been inadvertently killed in a fistfight.

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