Home » important » Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist’s disappearance
Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist’s disappearance

Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist’s disappearance

The State Department confirmed Monday that it has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s government regarding the disappearance of a Saudi journalist last week and petitioned the Middle Eastern kingdom to launch an inquiry into his whereabouts.
Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, vanished after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.
“As the President has conveyed, the United States is concerned by his disappearance,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “State Department senior officials have spoken with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through diplomatic channels about this matter.”
The Saudi government maintains that Khashoggi, who has written critically about the Saudi royal family, left the consulate, but his fiancee denied that he had. The Saudi consulate in Istanbul said in a statement last week that it was cooperating with Turkish police in the investigation.