October 11, 2018 / 7:40 PM / in 3 days

U.S. expects information from Saudi ambassador on missing journalist - State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to United States is headed back to Riyadh and the U.S. government expects him to provide information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he returns to Washington, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

“I’m told that he’s headed back to his home country, and we expect some information when he gets back,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a media briefing.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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