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Mike Pompeo says Saudi leadership is working to 'ensure accountability' for Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

Posted On: Oct 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Mike Pompeo says Saudi leadership is working to 'ensure accountability' for Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the Saudi leadership is working to "ensure accountability" for the events surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pompeo said Saudi leaders pledged to conduct a "thorough, transparent, and timely investigation."
The secretary was sent to Riyadh on Monday at the request of US President Donald Trump, as news emerged that authorities found newly painted services inside the consulate, suggesting a potential cover-up.
In a statement released Tuesday evening, Pompeo echoed Trump's earlier remarks that the Saudis "strongly denied" any knowledge of what transpired in the consulate where Khashoggi was last seen on October 2."
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the Saudi leadership is working to "ensure accountability" for the events surrounding the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
Pompeo was sent to Riyadh on Monday at the request of...

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