Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that his country’s intelligence has heard an audio recording of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

While in Paris for World War I commemorations, Trudeau confirmed to reporters on Monday that Canadian agents had heard the recordings but that he himself had not.

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“Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share.

“We continue to be engaged with our allies on the investigation into accountability for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and we are in discussions with our like-minded allies as to next steps towards Saudi Arabia,” he said.

“I had a conversation with Erdogan a couple of weeks ago over the phone. Here in Paris we had brief exchanges and I thanked him for his strength in responding to the Khashoggi situation,” he added.

Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan said on Saturday that he had given copies to the US, UK, Germany, France and Saudi Arabia.

“We gave them the tapes. They’ve also listened to the conversations, they know it,” Erdogan said.

However, the US has not said whether it has received a tape and France’s foreign minister has said it is not in possession of one as far as he is aware.