Pompeo says U.S. 'not covering up' Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Pompeo says U.S. 'not covering up' Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Pompeo says U.S. 'not covering up' Jamal Khashoggi's murder

"I find it very odd that members of Congress would try to curtail allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in trying to push back against terrorist organizations supported by Iran and Hezbollah", Jubeir told "Face the Nation", responding to Congressional efforts this week against the Kingdom.

The act required the president to report back by February 8 to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on whether the crown prince was responsible.

In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Pompeo wrote that in multiple meetings with Saudi officials and in numerous public statements, he had "emphasized the importance of a thorough, transparent and timely investigation, including accountability for those responsible for the killing".

A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul.

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Late past year, 22 bipartisan members of the Senate called for an investigation into Khashoggi's October 2 death and specifically whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible.

He continued: "We have said we will investigate".

Last week, a United Nations expert heading an investigation into the murder slammed the kingdom's obstruction of Turkey's probe following the killing. "Don't judge us before the process is complete". "A team of doctors and a delegation of Saudi media persons who will cover Mohammed bin Salman's tour have also reached Islamabad", sources said. More than 60 people, many of whom are believed to be human rights activists, were arrested in May 2017 alone by the Saudi government during a wave of detentions, according to a January 2018 report released by two leading global human rights lawyers.

Mr. Al Jubeir called US criticism of Saudi leadership "a red line". "I don't know the background". Turkish officials have said Khashoggi's attackers dissolved his body in acid in an attempt to hide evidence of his murder. "We have a number of possibilities, and we're asking what [the alleged murderers] did with the body, and I think this investigation is ongoing".

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