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Pompeo speaks with Saudi Prince over Khashoggi case

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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo: State Dept./IANS) by .
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the phone to discuss murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s case…reports Asian Lite News

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo: State Dept./IANS) by .
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The State Department on Sunday said Pompeo emphasised that the US would hold all of those involved in the killing of The Washington Post journalist accountable and that Saudi Arabia must do the same.

Khashoggi was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2.

After releasing the results of the initial investigations, the Saudi authorities announced that 18 people were arrested over alleged connections to his killing.

On October 23, US President Donald Trump denounced the Saudi handling of the case, calling it the “worst cover-up ever” and “a total fiasco”.