Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, foreign minister says

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, foreign minister says

Several social media users shared clips of the Crown Prince's visit to the holy site, using the Arabic hashtag "Mohammed bin Salman in Mecca", which trended on Twitter.

In an interview aired Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation", al-Jubeir defended his nation's investigation of the October 2018 murder of the Washington Post columnist as well as its aid to Yemen.

A senior official at the ministry on Monday said that they had held consecutive meetings during the past few days for the goal and all relevant stakeholders had been taken on bard in this connection.

"America should never descend to this level of moral bankruptcy", Kaine added. "Congress will not relent in its efforts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for this heinous crime".

"America is not covering up for a murder", he said, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for his death.

Pompeo said that Trump's administration was "working diligently" on its investigation. "And we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people".

On 8 February, the deadline for submitting the Khashoggi report to Congress, a State Department representative told Reuters. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the issue and spoke only on condition of anonymity.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Democratic Sen.

Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN Monday that he is working with South Carolina Republican Sen. "That's what the law says".

Murphy said lawmakers could go to court to try to make the president comply, or they can move forward with their own list of sanctions.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said after meeting with lawmakers Friday that Congress should wait for the outcome of trials of 17 alleged assailants of Khashoggi, including five men who are facing the death penalty. He insisted the crown prince had no role in the slaying - that it was a "rogue operation" with no official backing.

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