CIA Director Gina Haspel has heard audio recordings that Turkey claims to capture the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reports say.
They say Ms Haspel was allowed to listen to the audio during a visit to Turkey earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor was quoted as saying Khashoggi’s murder was “premeditated”.
The prosecutor’s account came after investigations by a joint Saudi-Turkish task force, broadcaster al-Ekhbariya said. It also reported that prosecutors were questioning suspects as a result of the joint investigation.
The official Saudi Press Agency reported that on Thursday Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the first meeting of a committee to reform the state’s intelligence services, which was set up following Mr Khashoggi’s death.
Last week Saudi Arabia sacked two key advisers to the prince and arrested 18 people.