Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s leadership on Tuesday and said he stressed the need for a comprehensive investigation into the disappearance of activist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who “strongly denied any knowledge of what took place in their consulate in Istanbul,” according to a news release issued by the State Department.
Khashoggi had written critically about Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman, for The Washington Post.
“My assessment from these meetings is that there is serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability, including accountability for Saudi Arabia’s senior leaders or senior officials,” Pompeo said.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted that the crown prince had “totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate” and that an investigation into the matter was ongoing.