Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared Khashoggi tapes' with Saudi, US


"Now Saudi Arabia should rid themselves of this stain by acting just against our goodwill", he said.

The Istanbul events Sherman referred to took place on 2 October when Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after entering Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.

While the regime has so far fired several officials in relations to the case, many find Riyadh's explanation inadequate given its long history of killing anti-regime dissidents. "Now I think we have a chance", Sherman told Vox. But Democrat Brad Sherman believes his bill could now be passed.

On Monday, a Turkish official said Saudi Arabia sent a two-man "clean-up team" to erase evidence of Khashoggi's murder a week after he disappeared at the Saudi consulate.

The bill would also force Riyadh to implement strict regulations in order to ensure that classified material regarding USA nuclear technology won't fall into the wrong hands, the report added.

The Turkish minister explained that Ankara asked Riyadh to extradite the men Saudi detained for their involvement in Khashoggi's murder to Turkey for questioning.

Congressman Brad Sherman's bill, titled "No Nuclear Weapons for Saudi Arabia Act of 2018", would not only prohibit the kingdom's construction of nuclear weapons from the material it buys from the U.S., it would also force Saudi Arabia to uphold a number of strict regulations to ensure that classified material regarding USA nuclear technology does not get leaked.

MBS said in March that the kingdom would go after nuclear weapons if Iran acquires them.

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France, and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Mohammed Bin Salman (MbS) and Saudi Arabia have changed their official position on what happened to the journalist in the face of global pressure.

Mr Khashoggi was killed by Saudi officials inside the country's consulate in Istanbul last month.