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

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al Jubeir says Saudi authorities do not know the location of slain dissident Jamal Khashoggi

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al Jubeir says Saudi authorities do not know the location of slain dissident Jamal Khashoggi

On October 10, 2018, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators triggered the terms of the Global Magnitsky Act, requiring the president to investigate and determine if a foreign person is responsible for Khashoggi's death within 120 days.

WASHINGTON: Saudi Foreign Minister Adelal-jubeir said they still have not clue about Jamal Khashoggi´s body, he made this remarks during an interview broadcast Sunday.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

"We're the ones that are providing the largest amount of humanitarian assistance to Yemen of any country in the world", Jubeir said.

Michael McCaul, a Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Saturday that "everyone involved in this gruesome crime must be identified and held accountable".

Both the Central Intelligence Agency and Turkish investigators say MBS personally ordered the assassination, yet Trump announced in November that the USA would not end its alliance with the Middle Eastern kingdom. There was no order given to murder Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia purportedly conducted an investigation into Khashoggi's murder which resulted in the arrests of 18 Saudis, including 15 operatives who had allegedly acted as the hit squad.

Questioned why those in custody couldn´t tell them where the body was, Jubeir responded: "We are still investigating".

A petrochemical complex would be built from Saudi Arabia's investment in Gwadar and a memorandum of understanding will be signed in this regard, the sources had said.

The report naming Turki Aldakhil, former general manager of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, was published by The New York Times on Thursday.

"I think for anyone to think they can dictate what we should do or what our leadership should do is preposterous", he said.

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