US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that “we have a long - since 1932 - a long strategic relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Saudi Arabia is a key partner in the war on terrorism, he added.
Pompeo made his comments to reporters on Thursday after briefing President Donald Trump at the White House on his talks in Saudi Arabia.
The US Secretary of State said that Saudi Arabia “assured me that they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation of all of the facts surrounding Mr. Khashoggi and that they will do so in a timely fashion.”
Pompeo stresses long-term strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia