(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)
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United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, says an international investigation is needed to determine who is responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in October.

Bachelet was responding to a question at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

Senior U.S. senators had on Tuesday said they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the killing.

They said this after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter.

Asked at the news conference about the need for an international inquiry, Bachlet replied: “I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the people responsible for that awful killing.”

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