Saudi Arabia's foreign minister denied on Sunday that the nation's powerful young crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's killing, but the attempt to distance Mohammed bin Salman from the journalist's demise did little to blunt an global uproar that could test Saudi Arabia's status as a regional power.
Trudeau, speaking on French-language talk show "Tout Le Monde En Parle" - recorded Thursday, before Riyadh confirmed Khashoggi's death at its Istanbul consulate - insisted Canada would "always defend human rights, including with Saudi Arabia".
The Washington Post contributor was allegedly killed during a massive "fistfight" - which the kingdom finally acknowledged early Saturday.
According to the senior Saudi official who spoke to Reuters on October 21, the Saudi team rolled up Khashoggi's body in a rug, took it out in a consular vehicle and handed it to a "local cooperator" for disposal.
In a statement Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists were unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations".
The king has the authority to change the line of succession - as he did when he appointed his son crown prince in the first place, upending the previous royal consensus.
Those people were later arrested or had their social-media accounts shut down. Saudi Arabia is a country and MBS is a person.
UKRAINE Moscow breaks communion with Constantinople
Apart from that, the holy synod of the Russian Orthodox Church hopes that there will be no clashes in Ukraine over this issue. Another pro-government paper, Izvestiya, spoke of "one of the darkest days in the history of Orthodoxy".
A security guard stands outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Saturday.
The prosecutor last week heard from 15 consulate employees, who were taken as "witnesses", according to the Anadolu Agency news service in a report on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she backs a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
21 called the killing a "huge and grave mistake", but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware.
Investigators hunting for Khashoggi's body have tracked two Saudi Arabian consulate vehicles to separate locations outside the city centre.
Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that "I agree with all those who say that the already limited arms exports. can't take place in the situation we're now in".
"The Turks have been talking more to the media than they have (to) us", Corker said of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. He initially said he believed the Saudi account. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said the Saudi ambassador should be formally expelled from the United States if an investigation shows the crown prince's involvement. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, Trump said he needs to learn more about the killing and will be working with Congress on the US response.