"Please be advised that the reception for the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, October 18, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm has been canceled," the Saudi Embassy said in an email to invitees as quoted by Politico.
President Donald Trump suggested earlier in the day that Khashoggi could have been murdered by rogue killers. Trump emphasized that the Saudi government has denied any direct involvement in the incident.
Turkey said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a team of hitmen to Istanbul to torture and kill Khashoggi. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi Arabia's statements thus far do not appear convincing and Riyadh should provide solid evidence of its non-involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance.