On Sunday, the United States Secretary Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman that the US will hold accountable to all, who are involved in the murder of Saudi Journalist in a wide-range phone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.
Jamal Khashoggi, who was a resident of the United States was killed in Istanbul on October 2 and Saudi Crown prince has been alleged for orchestrating the murder, which strained the decades-old alliances between Riyadh and Washington.
A spokesperson of Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable and that Saudi Arabia must do the same.”
The top diplomat of the US has earlier said that Khashoggi’s murder “violates the norms of international law,” and the US reviewed possible sanctions on individuals identified as being involved in the journalist murder case.
But US President Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have emphasized on country’s strategic, commercial and national security relationships with petro-state.
The Washington Post columnist, Khashoggi was critical of Prince Mohammed and the country’s involvement in Yemen, the conflict that got highlighted during the called, said Nauert.
She continued that Pompeo “reiterated the United States’ calls for a cessation of hostilities and for all parties to come to the table to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict.”
However, Pompeo has earlier called for an end to hostilities in an opposition-infested Arab state, focused on the requirement for the Saudi-led coalition to halt strikes in populated regions.
Saudi Arabia’s Yemen efforts for war has been overseen by Prince Mohammed, which is a highly controversial intervention to bolster the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the face of insurgency by Huthi oppositions.
Over 10,000 people have since been murdered and the nation presently stands at the brink of famine.