Saudi Arabia visit was fruitful : US Secretary Pompeo
Washington. Secretary of US Department of State Pompeo had said his Saudi Arabia visit was fruitful. “President Donald J. Trump directed me to travel to Saudi Arabia to impress upon Saudi Arabia’s leadership that it is essential to determine what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Today, I met with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister al-Jubeir and did just that.” Pompeo informed it by issuing press statement.
“We had direct and candid conversations. I emphasized the importance of conducting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation, and the Saudi leadership pledged to deliver precisely on that,” Pompeo mentioned in press statement.
This evening, the President called the Crown Prince, who conveyed that a serious and credible investigation is already underway. He pledged that the work of the Saudi public prosecutor will produce a full and complete conclusion with full transparency for the world to see, he said.
During each of today’s meetings the Saudi leadership strongly denied any knowledge of what took place in their consulate in Istanbul.
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 informed.
The President has asked me to travel to Turkey to meet with senior leaders. We will remain in close contact with Saudi and Turkish authorities as they complete this process and ultimately announce their findings, Pompeo had mentioned in press statement released by US Department of State.