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Pompeo to meet Saudi crown prince on missing journalist

AFP
Published : Oct 16, 2018, 2:21 pm IST
Updated : Oct 16, 2018, 2:21 pm IST

Pompeo will have dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the official said, requesting anonymity.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for talks with King Salman on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo: AFP | File)
 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for talks with King Salman on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo: AFP | File)

Riyadh: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for talks with King Salman on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, will also meet the Saudi crown prince, a US official said.

After talks with the king earlier in the day on what happened to Khashoggi after he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Pompeo will have dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the official said, requesting anonymity.

 

The controversy over the disappearance of Khashoggi, a US resident who had been increasingly critical of the youthful crown prince, has dealt a huge blow to his efforts to showcase a reform drive and burnish the kingdom's image.

Tags: mike pompeo, missing journalist, saudi journalist missing, jamal khashoggi, mohammed bin salman
Location: Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Riyadh