The Saudi account was met with widespread worldwide skepticism and allegations of a cover-up, as well as calls for an global investigation led by a United Nations -appointed panel. "Defending freedom of the press is a key priority for Finland", the tweet read.
The Saudi king also ordered the setting up of a ministerial body under the chairmanship of the crown prince to restructure the kingdom's intelligence agency and "define its powers accurately".
Ever since he disappeared October 2, Saudi officials have repeatedly said that he left the consulate alive and that they had no information about his whereabouts or fate.
"Discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him.at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul led to a brawl and a fistfight with the citizen, Jamal Khashoggi, which led to his death, may his soul rest in peace", he said in a statement.
"I have no reason to believe that they are not going to honor those commitments", said Mnuchin, who will meet Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih while in Riyadh.
A member of the team then dressed in Khashoggi's clothes and walked out of the building to make it appear as if he had left the consulate, the official said.
The recent brutal killing of journalist Jama Khashoggi has seen many country's express outrage, but our own reaction has been muted, with a statement expressing "concern" but stopping short of condemnation. "All of this needs to be explained in all its details", Erdogan said.
He continued, "I think it stretches credulity to believe that the Crown Prince wasn't involved in this".
In response to the comments by the Kentucky senator, Mr Jubeir said he finds it "very surprising that somebody 6,000 miles away can be certain about an event that happened 6,000 miles away with no access to information or intelligence".
The Saudi foreign minister says the murder was a huge error. "We don't know where the body is", he said.
The were to be based in the US, Mexico, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia but recruitment for the Saudi post will now not go ahead. "I think everything should be on the table".
The UK Foreign Office described it as "a awful act" and said the people behind the killing "must be held to account".