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By Ali Kucukgocmen and Ezgi Erkoyun ISTANBUL: U.S. President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to Jamal Khashoggi's killing, and Turkish police were allowed to extend their probe at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"There should have never been an execution or a cover-up, because it should have never happened", Trump told reporters.

Mr Khashoggi died during a routine visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.

In a separate interview with the Wall Street Journal published late on Tuesday, Mr Trump addressed the possible involvement of senior Saudi royals in the killing and said he did not believe King Salman had prior knowledge of the crime.

But the president appeared more open on Tuesday to punishing the Saudi government, telling reporters in the Oval Office he would consider jeopardizing military sales if the Saudi government was officially behind the killing.

The Saudi woman who defied authorities by driving a auto before the kingdom's ban on female drivers was lifted in August, says her friend Jamal Khashoggi "was really assassinated for being outspoken".

"They had a very bad original concept".

Mr Trump spoke hours after Turkey's president, Tayyip Erdogan, dismissed Saudi efforts to blame Mr Khashoggi's death on rogue operatives.

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body has been found in a well at the Istanbul residence of the Saudi consul general, according to Turkish politician Dogu Perincek.

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted he was "deeply concerned" to hear Mr Erdogan describe the Saudi dissident's murder as premeditated.

A Saudi source told Reuters on Saturday that Mutreb threatened Khashoggi at the consulate before his team killed him with a "chokehold".

Most recently, Trump called Riyadh "a very good ally of ours", adding that it has "been helping us a lot with respect to Israel".

Manal al-Sharif, author of the book Daring to Drive: a Saudi Woman's Awakening living in Australia, said Salah's facial expression made her her want to "scream and throw up".

Karen Attiah, the global opinion editor at The Post, has been particularly vocal about the situation for Khashoggi's four children, three of whom, she said, have dual USA citizenship.

Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers further went on record on state TV on Tuesday to outline that the kingdom had "indicated" its "keenness to hold accountable those who failed in their duties" in Khashoggi's death.

She said the High Court ruled previous year that British arms exports to Saudi were legal, but noted that Britain kept all licenses "under review".

Canada is weighing its options regarding the $15-billion contract to sell light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "Canadians and people around the world will expect consequences" for the killing of a Saudi journalist.

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