The United States asked for the recording that provides strong evidence of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi`s murder inside Istanbul`s Saudi consulate. US President Donald Trump told reporters in the White House, "We have asked for it, if it exists."
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi known as a critic of Saudi administration and crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman disappeared on October 2 after entering into Saudi consulate in Istanbul for necessary documents. Saudi Arabia has said that Khashoggi has left the building within a while. However, Riyadh failed to provide the necessary evidence that can prove their claim to be true.
Turkey claims that their investigators have convincing evidence that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate building. Ankara has alleged that 15-member Saudi group that came to Turkey on October 2 conducted this assassination.
The US known as Saudi Arabia`s closest ally has been at unpleasant situation over Khashoggi issue. Trump said he hopes to get details from the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The truth will come out later this week. However, Trump declined to try to protect Saudi Arabia.
Trump had earlier claimed that the rogue killers might have been involved in the disappearance of Khashoggi. He cautioned against raising charges against Saudi leaders.
Turkey has been demanding an audio proof of the murder of Khashoggi from the beginning of the investigation. A Turkish source who has fully heard the audio recording claimed that the whole massacre took place in just 7 minutes on October 2.