WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Washington alongside together with his family from Saudi Arabia on Thursday (Oct 25), based mostly on two sources close to the family, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed for his return.
Mr Salah Khashoggi, who holds twin United States-Saudi citizenship and had to this point been under a journey ban, departed Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
He and his family joined his mother and his three siblings in Washington, acknowledged the sources, every speaking on state of affairs of anonymity.
A lot of hours after their arrival, State Division deputy spokesman Robert Palladino disclosed that Mr Pompeo instructed Saudi leaders in Riyadh earlier this month that “he wished Salah Khashoggi returned to the USA”.
“We’re pleased that is the case,” Mr Palladino acknowledged, reiterating that the US is steady to press for “all the associated information” throughout the killing of Mr Jamal Khashoggi throughout the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.
“We intend to hunt the recommendation of with Congress and to work with totally different nations to hold accountable these answerable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” acknowledged Mr Palladino.
The Saudi public prosecutor on Thursday acknowledged the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Submit columnist and critic of the dominion’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was premeditated, revising earlier statements that his lack of life was unintended.Mr Salah Khashoggi’s departure from Saudi Arabia acquired right here a day after a gathering on the al Yamama Palace in Riyadh, throughout which he and totally different family members obtained condolences from King Salman and the crown prince.
Turkish officers and some US lawmakers allege that the crown prince ordered the operation throughout which Mr Jamal Khashoggi killed.
of the meeting revealed by the official Saudi Press Firm confirmed Mr Salah Khashoggi staring coldly on the prince as a result of the pair shook arms.