Saudis Promise Pompeo “Accountability” in Khashoggi Case

Still trying to find political cover in the case of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Saudi officials promised visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that everyone involved would be brought to justice. Responding to intense criticism of the Trump administration for failing to hold the Saudis responsible for the killing, the SecState told reporters that he raised human rights issues in his talks with the kingdom’s leaders. He also said that the United States was not satisfied with Saudi efforts in a number of areas including the crackdown on so-called dissidents and the jailing and rumored torture of women’s rights activists. Secretary Pompeo also encouraged his hosts to end the rift between a Saudi-led group of Gulf states and Qatar which he said has gone on too long and is threatening stability of the region.

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.