The U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo went with visits to Riyadh and Turkey in connection with mysterious disappearance of the Saudi journalist Gamal Khashoggi (other options of writing of a surname – Hadkazhdi, Hashukdzhi, Kashikchy) after visit of Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul on October 2.
In the afternoon on October 15 Pompeo took off for the capital of Saudi Arabia personally to meet the king Salman bin Abdel Azizom Al Saod, CNN tells. At the same time the American TV company reports that the Saudi authorities are going to recognize death of the journalist during interrogation in the building of Consulate General of the kingdom in Istanbul.
American president Donald Trump “charged to the Secretary of State Pompeo to go immediately to Riyadh, and then to Turkey to meet the king Salman and the Turkish officials” respectively, TASS quotes the representative of the National Security Council (NSC) of the USA.
“It is absolutely necessary that the Turkish authorities, with full and transparent support from the government of Saudi Arabia, could make careful investigation and publish results of this investigation after its end”, – the employee of SNB emphasized, having added that the American State Department “is in continuous contact with the Turkish and Saudi colleagues on this matter”.
According to the representative of SNB, the USA “supports efforts of the Turkish investigators and does not intend to determine results of official investigation”, but at the same time “is ready to help”.
Earlier Trump said that he after telephone negotiations with the Saudi king “disposed to send immediately” to Riyadh the head of the American diplomacy. At the same time the Saudi monarch “extremely resolutely” denied any participation of the kingdom in disappearance of the journalist, the American leader noted. He assumed that certain “loner murderers” could be involved in this history.