Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, says official

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, says official

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, says official

The US government will continue investigating the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary on Monday.

Much is pinned on Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's upcoming visit to Pakistan and while the host country is leaving no stone unturned to woo the royal guest, his own team is leaving nothing to chance.

Late past year, 22 bipartisan members of the Senate called for an investigation into Khashoggi's October 2 death and specifically whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible.

Eleven suspects have been indicted in Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder, and on Friday a top Saudi official rejected accusations that the crown prince ordered the killing. Speaking about the murder in an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir acknowledged that it was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority".

The adviser estimated minimum United States dollars 10 billion to USD 12 billion Saudi investment in Pakistan in the medium term.

Most of the Saudi Arabian investment will be made in the fields of oil, alternate energy resources and mining, according to officials of the Board of Investment.

Since taking office in 2014, Modi has sought to use India's fast-growing economy to attract more investment from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations.

Saudi Arabia has also announced plans for a $10 billion refinery and petrochemical complex at the coastal city of Gwadar, where China is building a port as part of its vast Belt and Road initiative.

The investment deals with Saudi Arabia will mark a partial departure from Pakistan's decades-old policy of begging from Saudi Arabia in hard economic times. "Congress will not relent in its efforts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for this heinous crime".

Furthermore, meetings will be held with Mohammed bin Salman to hand over two power plants based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Saudi Arabia, with an expected investment of $2 billion. The fellow Muslim country will provide oil worth $3 billion to Pakistan for three years. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the committee, Pompeo said President Donald Trump had called for a prompt and open investigation into the death of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the royal family. Pompeo had briefed lawmakers about the investigation but the secretary of state did not disclose any further details.

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