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US State Department confirms Pompeo updated Congress on Khashoggi killing




(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided Congress with an update on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, a State Department spokesperson told Sputnik, Trend reported.

"We have consulted and corresponded with Congress regularly since Jamal Khashoggi's October 2 killing. We can confirm that the Secretary provided an update today," the spokesperson said on Friday. "We will continue to consult with Congress and work to hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's killing."

Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh initially denied any knowledge of the journalist's whereabouts, but later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed with a drug injection and his body had been dismembered and taken out of the consulate. The Saudi authorities have charged 11 people with Khashoggi's murder.

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US State Department confirms Pompeo updated Congress on Khashoggi killing

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