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Bombshell new allegations linking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been published by a Turkish newspaper.

The online campaigns are part of what was described as "a broad effort" by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his close advisers to silence critics both inside Saudi Arabia and overseas.

Following a telephone conversation between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Donald Trump, the U.S. president told reporters that the king had denied all knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.

In an interview with Fox News, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir referred to Khashoggi's reported death as "murder" for the first time. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier underlined Monday its position that "we won't at this point approve any further arms exports because we want to know what happened".

Central Intelligence Agency officials have listened to the audio recording that Turkey says proves Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents in the consulate, according to people briefed on the matter.

Last Friday, Saudi Arabia admitted that Mr Khashoggi did in fact die in the consulate, but claimed it had occurred during a brawl.

Saudi Arabia said Monday it had no plans to repeat its harsh 1973 oil embargo, even as relations with the West sour following the killing of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

They said: "Nothing can justify this killing and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms".

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday Turkey will reveal the "naked truth" about the dissident journalist's killing, adding he will make a full new statement on the case when he addresses parliament on Tuesday. "This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had", Jubeir said on the US broadcaster Fox.

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Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish national, waited for Mr Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on he day he disappeared and she alerted authorities after he failed to show up again.

President Trump initially said the Saudi explanation of Khashoggi's death was credible.

Saudi Arabia's explanation that Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" and 18 Saudis have been detained has been met with global skepticism and allegations of a cover-up created to absolve Prince Mohammed of direct responsibility.

U.S. President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment but said he didn't want to halt a proposed $110 billion USA arms sale to Saudi Arabia because, he maintained, it would harm U.S. manufacturers.

Paul said that he doesn't believe that "arms should ever be seen as a jobs program", adding that the Saudis are using USA arms in the war in Yemen where civilians are being killed.

"The Kentucky Republican said that there's growing support in Congress to stop selling American arms to the Saudis, even though President Donald Trump says he doesn't want to jeopardize USA defense company jobs".

In a statement on Saturday, The Washington Post's publisher and chief executive, Fred Ryan, accused Saudi Arabia of repeatedly lying in the three weeks since Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance. "All of this needs to be explained in all its details", Erdogan said.

"We are not throwing our hands in the air and terminating the relationship with Saudi Arabia, not just because of the huge number of British jobs that depend on it but also because if you exert influence over your partners you need to be able to talk to them". That explanation has sparked allegations of a cover-up meant to shield the powerful crown prince.

"I am not satisfied until we find the answer".

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