Make Khashoggi killers accountable, Pompeo tells Saudi prince

Updated 13 Nov 2018

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US Sec­retary of State Mike Pom­peo. — AP/File photo
US Sec­retary of State Mike Pom­peo. — AP/File photo

WASHINGTON: US Sec­retary of State Mike Pom­peo has spoken directly to Saudi Crown Prince Moham­med bin Salman, telling him that those involved in the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be held “accountable”.

“The secretary emphasised that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and that Saudi Arabia must do the same,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Ms Nauert said that Secretary Pompeo, who visited the kingdom last month to discuss the matter with the king and the prince, said the chief US diplomat again discussed the matter with the prince on Sunday.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2018