Saudi Attorney-General Saud bin Abdullah announced that the initial investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance had revealed his death, and 18 people had been arrested as part of the investigation.
"Preliminary investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution on the disappearance of the citizen, Jamal bin Ahmad Khashoggi, showed that discussions between him and the persons he met during his stay at the consulate of the Kingdom in Istanbul led to the incident," the admirer said in a statement quoted by the official SPA news agency. Quarrel and clashing hands with him, which led to his death. "
"The Public Prosecution confirms that its investigations into this case are continuing with the 18 detainees, all of whom are Saudi nationals, in preparation for reaching all facts and declaring all those involved in this case accountable and bringing them to justice."
King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi royal adviser to Saudi Arabia, Saud al-Qahtani and deputy head of its general intelligence, Ahmed Asiri, were relieved of their posts.