Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

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  • The US received a payment of $ 100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.
  • US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo’s visit or Khashoggi, though a source told The New York Times that the timing of the deposit “was no coincidence.”
  • Khashoggi, a longtime Saudi critic, has not been seen publicly since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. He is feared dead.
  • Trump previously said Saudi Arabia would face “severe punishment” if evidence points to Saudi leaders having been involved in harming Khashoggi, but his administration has softened its stance in recent days, touting the Saudi royals’ repeated denials and even casting doubt on reported Turkish audio and video evidence.

The US received a payment of $ 100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders to discuss the investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

“The timing of this is no coincidence,” an American official involved in Syria policy told The New York Times. He confirmed the money arrived on Tuesday.

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