The eldest son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Washington along with his household from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in response to two sources near the household, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed for his return.
Salah Khashoggi, who holds twin U.S.-Saudi citizenship and had so far been beneath a journey ban, departed Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
He and his household joined his mom and his three siblings in Washington, stated the sources, each talking on situation of anonymity.
A number of hours after their arrival, State Division deputy spokesman Robert Palladino disclosed that Pompeo advised Saudi leaders in Riyadh earlier this month that “he wished Salah Khashoggi returned to the USA.”
“We’re happy that’s the case,” Palladino stated, reiterating that the USA is continuous to press for “all of the related information” within the killing of Khashoggi within the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
“We intend to seek the advice of with Congress and to work with different nations to carry accountable these accountable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” stated Palladino.
The Saudi public prosecutor on Thursday stated the homicide of Khashoggi, a Washington Submit columnist and critic of the dominion’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was premeditated, revising earlier statements that his loss of life was unintended.
Salah Khashoggi’s departure from Saudi Arabia got here a day after a gathering on the al Yamama Palace in Riyadh during which he and different relations obtained condolences from King Salman and the crown prince.
Turkish officers and a few U.S. lawmakers allege the crown prince ordered the operation during which Jamal Khashoggi killed.
of the assembly revealed by the official Saudi Press Company confirmed Salah staring coldly on the prince because the pair shook arms.