"There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and - if relevant - to identify those bearing responsibility for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and ensure that they are held to account", the three European powers said on Sunday.
On Wednesday, State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino said that the US had "no advance knowledge" of Khashoggi's disappearance.
"To me, this is just one more reason why we should be very suspect about selling arms to the Saudis", Paul told Shannon Bream, host of 'Fox News @ Night.' "If they have the ability and also the audacity to go into another country and kill a journalist, these aren't the kind of people maybe that we want to be selling arms to". Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said last week the NEOM business zone will be built two to three towns each year starting in 2020 and be fully completed by 2025.
Saudi Arabia has called the allegation "baseless", but has offered no proof that Khashoggi left the consulate alive, nor has Turkey produced evidence that he was killed inside the diplomatic outpost.
Khashoggi has been a prominent critic of Riyadh and a USA resident who has written columns for the Washington Post.
He told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt that Khashoggi's disappearance is "a great concern for the United States of America".
Politicians in the US, Riyadh's main ally, have warned that any harm done to the Washington Post contributor will jeopardise America's relations with the world's largest oil exporter. As Mr. Kaine rightly put it, "We will have to analyze everything about the U.S. -Saudi relationship", including military sales and cooperation.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters Wednesday that the Senate would "take some action" regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Politico reported. "So I think we have to get to the bottom of it".
Turkish investigators are looking into two Saudi Gulfstream jets that landed at the airport on 2 October.
Khashoggi - a USA resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Turkish officials suspect he was murdered.More news: Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen is Now a Democrat
Khashoggi has written articles in The Washington Post that were critical of the Saudi regime and its intervention in the war in Yemen.
On the eve of his planned marriage to a Turkish woman, he entered the consulate Tuesday and has not been seen since.
"At this time I implore President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to shed light on Jamal's disappearance", wrote Cengzi.
"If he makes a genuine contribution to the efforts to reveal what happened inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that day, I will consider accepting his invitation", she wrote.
On camera: Video footage, shown by Turkey's TRT, shows the alleged hit squad's arrival.
But the Post reported that the Saudis haven't presented any evidence he left the building and say that their video cameras weren't recording at the time.
Sabah daily on Wednesday published the names and images of what it called the "assassination team" including a man called Salah Muhammed Al-Tubaigy whose name it said matched that of a lieutenant-colonel in the Saudi forensic department.
"Silence, denials and delays are not acceptable".
"It has been a heavy burden to have to stop or even cancel everything we had started", she said. Turkish officials have said since Saturday that they believe he was killed inside the consulate in Istanbul.
USA media reports have said that Turkish investigators believe the journalist was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also spoke with the crown prince "to reiterate the United States' request for information", Sanders said. I am confident in the abilities of Turkish government officials.