Saudi Arabia has assured the United States it will conduct a complete and transparent investigation into the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday, before meeting with Turkish leaders in Ankara on Wednesday.
Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, when he tried to obtain marriage papers — an accusation the Saudi’s strongly deny.
Forensic teams have searched the consulate for possible evidence and plan to inspect vehicles and the main residence. Before his departure, Pompeo told reporters the Saudi leadership promised answers.
To discuss all this:
- Ahmed Al-Ibrahim is a political and security analyst.
- Ali Al-Ahmed is the director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs.
- Bulent Aliriza is the founding director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
- Daniel Serwer is director of the Conflict Management Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Probe into missing Saudi journalist moves to Saudi consul general's homehttps://t.co/ug1oMUqGP1
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) October 16, 2018
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) October 16, 2018