>> The Trump administration, Tuesday, taking the first concrete steps to punish those responsible for the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.>> It was carried out poorly and the coverup was one of the worst in the history of coverups.>> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, the US will even hold suspects accountable.
>> We've identified at least some of the individuals responsible, including those in the intelligence services, the royal court, the foreign ministry, and other Saudi ministries who we suspect to have been involved in Mr. Khashoggi's death. We are taking appropriate actions, which include revoking visas, entering visa lookouts, and other measures.
We are also working with the Treasury Department to review the applicability of Global Magnitsky sanctions to those individuals. These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States. We will continue to explore additional measures to hold those responsible, accountable. We're making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence.
>> A State Department spokesperson said 21 Saudis will have their visas revoked or made ineligible for US visas. Pompeo making it clear that while the US will maintain a strong partnership with Saudi Arabia, US Intelligence is conducting its own investigation into what went down inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey the day Khashoggi disappeared, and was ultimately killed.