Slain Journo Jamal Khashoggi’s Son Leaves Saudi Arabia for US
The son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom revoked a travel ban, allowing him to come to the United States — the latest in the saga of the Saudi writer and dissident whose macabre killing earlier this month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul shocked the world. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Washington welcomes the decision to have Salah Khashoggi and his family leaves Saudi Arabia. His US destination was not immediately known but his late father lived in the Washington area.
Palladino said on October 25th that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had discussed Jamal Khashoggi’s son during his recent visit to Riyadh and “made it clear” to Saudi leaders that Washington wanted him free to leave the kingdom. Palladino also said Pompeo attended a briefing on former Washington Post writer’s death by CIA Director Gina Haspel, following her return from Turkey.