Washington D.C. [USA]: North American country Secretary of State microphone Pompeo didn’t discuss the murder of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi once he met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on weekday in city, a senior State Department official same.
When asked by the movement press whether or not the problem of Khashoggi had come back up throughout talks, the official same, “It didn’t,” adding, “The meeting with the King was temporary.”
The official couldn’t ensure if the case had been raised with Saudi prince Mahomet bin Salman (MBS), whom Pompeo met later, CNN reportable.
“The Secretary, the King, and therefore the prince mentioned the heightened tensions within the region and therefore the would like for stronger maritime security to market freedom of navigation within the Strait of Hormuz. They conjointly in agreement on the importance of operating along side the Gulf Cooperation Council to counter the Iranian threat throughout the region and to carry the Iranian regime in charge of its malign behaviour,” State Department press secretary Morgan Ortagus same in an exceedingly statement.
During Monday’s meeting, King Salman told Pompeo that he was a “dear friend”, Al Jazeera reportable.
Pompeo had later same in an exceedingly tweet that he had a “productive meeting” with the Saudi King.
Pompeo’s visit to Asian nation comes but every week once the international organisation special registrar on illegal executions, Agnes Callamard, suspect Asian nation of a “deliberate, planned execution” and same that the prince ought to be investigated for it.
Khashoggi died once getting into the Saudi diplomatic building in metropolis in October 2018. capital of Saudi Arabia at the start denied any information of the incident, however Saudi officers later claimed that a lot of among the cluster, United Nations agency dead the previous Washington Post editorialist, belonged to the Crown Prince’s lot.
In associate degree interview on Sunday, North American country President Donald Trump reportedly same that Khashoggi’s killing has been “heavily investigated”, but the President declined to attempt to ordering the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze the murder.
The Trump administration has come back vulnerable from the U.S. Congress over its handling of the country’s relationship with Asian nation within the wake of the murder of Khashoggi, also as within the face of the mounting price within the Saudi-UAE war in Republic of Yemen.(FA9NEWS)