Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that Saudi officials did not want to discuss the facts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance in their meetings with him.
“I don’t want to talk about any of the facts,” Pompeo said when asked if the Saudis told him if Khashoggi was dead or alive. “They didn’t want to either, in that they want to have the opportunity to complete this investigation in a thorough way.”
Instead, Pompeo said that they discussed the investigation and the two countries’ “many overlapping interests” during meetings Tuesday.
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