>> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arriving in Riyadh Tuesday, two weeks since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. President Trump dispatched Pompeo in a case that strained Washington's carefully cultivated relations with the kingdom. It comes as US media reports claim that Saudi is preparing to acknowledge Khashoggi's death in a botched interrogation.
The columnist is a leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince. US President Donald Trump speculated Monday that rogue killers may be responsible.>> The king firmly denied any knowledge of it. He didn't really know. Maybe, I don't wanna get into his mind, but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers.
Who knows? We're gonna try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial. Pompeo will discuss the incident over dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after meeting the king. He may then go on to Turkey, where back in Istanbul Turkish investigators have searched the consulate.
A team of around ten people spent the entire night inside the consulate. It's now exactly two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared Inside. We know that it included a Turkish prosecutor and a police dog. Emerging after nine hours, they took away soil samples and a metal door from the garden.
>> Khashoggi vanished after entering the consulate to get marriage documents. Turkish officials say they believe the journalist was murdered inside and his body removed. The Saudi riyal rebounded against the dollar amid those reports that the kingdom was preparing to acknowledge the death. The riyal sank to a two-year low on Monday over concern the disappearance could hurt foreign investment.
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