Pompeo says US 'not covering up' Khashoggi murder

AFP , Monday 11 Feb 2019

Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pictured next to the statue of the former US President Ronald Reagan at the Liberty square (Szabadsag) in Budapest on February 11, 2019 (Photo: AFP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday denied Washington was "covering up" the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and promised further action.

"America is not covering up for a murder," Pompeo told reporters in Budapest when asked about criticism by a senior Democrat.

The remarks came after US President Donald Trump missed a Congress deadline to determine who ordered Khashoggi's assassination.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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