Jamal Khashoggi’s Son Arrives in the U.S. After Being Allowed to Leave Saudi Arabia
The son of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has touched down in the U.S. after fleeing Saudi Arabia, CNN reports. Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi, a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, was previously unable to leave Saudi Arabia because his passport was restricted by the kingdom. The State Department said he was allowed to leave after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Saudis to release him, and deputy department spokesman Robert Palladino said the U.S. was “pleased” that he was allowed to leave the country. The younger Khashoggi was photographed with Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday in an encounter staged for Saudi state media. The Saudis now admit Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a pre-meditated murder carried out by a squad of men, some of whom had close ties to the Crown Prince.