Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi King and Crown Prince meet with the family of slain journalist Khashoggi. SPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh on Tuesday, state media said.

The Saudi rulers met with Khashoggi’s son, Salah and brother Sahel at the royal palace, state-run news agency SPA reported.

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The report said King Salman and Prince Mohammed offered their condolences to the family of the Saudi journalist.

After more than two weeks of vehemently denying Khashoggi was dead, the Saudi government on Saturday admitted he was killed in a fight inside the consulate and said the murder was not state-sanctioned.

Khashoggi was a US resident and had lived in self-imposed exile in Virginia since 2017, shortly after the powerful Prince Mohammed was appointed heir to the throne.