U.S. still probing journalist Khashoggi murder: Pompeo


U.S. still probing journalist Khashoggi murder: Pompeo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the United Nations following a Security Council meeting about the situation in Venezuela in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

In Summary

  • The U.S.-based Saudi journalist was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed him but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing.
  • The Trump administration had faced a Feb. 8 deadline to submit a report to Congress on who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death and whether Washington would impose sanctions on those behind the killing.

The U.S. government will continue investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary on Monday.

“America is not covering up for a murder,” he said, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

The U.S.-based Saudi journalist was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed him but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing.

The Trump administration had faced a Feb. 8 deadline to submit a report to Congress on who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death and whether Washington would impose sanctions on those behind the killing.

The U.S.-based Saudi journalist was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed him but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing.

The Trump administration had faced a Feb. 8 deadline to submit a report to Congress on who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death and whether Washington would impose sanctions on those behind the killing.

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