Pompeo says United States 'not covering up' Jamal Khashoggi's murder

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The minister appeared in CBS´s "Face the Nation,"on Friday, the same day US President Donald Trump ignored a congressional deadline for reporting on who assassinated the journalist". "Congress doesn't have to wait for the president to fulfil his duty", Murphy said. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Republican Sen.

"America's taken more action in response to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and will continue to take more actions and continue our investigation", Pompeo told reporters during a press gaggle in Budapest, Hungary. He said imposing sanctions now would be "putting the cart before the horse".

The Minister was reported to have said that murder was carried out by the officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime.

After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed him but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing.

"I call on the administration to immediately comply with the requirements of the law, and to provide Congress with the information required", he said.

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He echoed the United Nations blame for the Houthis, vowing that Saudi Arabia would "absolutely" allow passage of food through ports in Yemen. He insisted the crown prince had no role in the slaying - that it was a "rogue operation" with no official backing. His body has not been recovered.

According to sources, the security team of the Saudi crown prince visited several places to review security arrangements in the federal capital. Asked about the report Sunday, al-Jubeir declined to comment.

"I think for anyone to think they can dictate what we should do or what our leadership should do is preposterous", he said.

The Trump administration pushed back Monday against allegations that it was trying to cover up the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi when it failed to send Congress a report determining who was responsible for his death.

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