October 16, 2018 / 2:37 PM / 10 months ago

U.S. says Pompeo, Saudi crown prince back journalist Khashoggi probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at their meeting on Tuesday “agreed on the importance of a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation that provides answers” over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U.S. statement.

“The Secretary reiterated the President’s concern with respect to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, as well as the President’s desire to determine what happened,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said of the meeting that took place in Saudi Arabia.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Susan Heavey; Editing by Will Dunham

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