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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Jamal Khashoggi Murder an “Atrocity”

HeadlineJan 11, 2019

Pompeo will continue his Mideast tour over the weekend, with plans to meet with Gulf Arab leaders—including a visit with the Saudi royal family in Riyadh. During his Cairo speech, Pompeo barely mentioned Saudi Arabia, and not once did he mention Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly killed and dismembered by a Saudi hit squad on October 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, before his body parts were smuggled away. On Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers marked the 100th day since the killing. Both Congress and the CIA have determined Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman very likely ordered the assassination, although Pompeo and President Trump have disputed the conclusion. This is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “The murder of Khashoggi is an atrocity and an affront to humanity. And the days after his disappearance, members of Congress, both sides of the aisle, both sides of Congress, demanded information and dedicated ourselves to holding the perpetrators accountable.”

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