Pompeo says US 'not covering up' Khashoggi murder

2019-02-11 22:59
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Hasan Jamali, AP, File)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Hasan Jamali, AP, File)

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday denied Washington was "covering up" the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and promised further action.

"America is not covering up for a murder," Pompeo told reporters in Budapest when asked about criticism by a senior Democrat.

The remarks came after US President Donald Trump missed a Congress deadline to determine who ordered Khashoggi's assassination amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of going after the writer "with a bullet".

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