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America not covering up for Khashoggi's murder: Pompeo

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U.S. Michael R. on Monday (local time) refuted reports alleging that has been covering up for the murder of former Post and promised further action into the matter.

Embarking on his bilateral visit to on Monday, Al Jazeera quoted as saying, "is not covering up for a murder," while adding that the US would take further action to hold accountable all those responsible for Khashoggi's assassination.

The remarks came after missed the deadline set by the US Congress, last week, to comment on reports whether Crown of ordered the killing of Khashoggi.

While addressing the media, the stated that has been "working diligently" to reach a final conclusion over the issue, reported.

"The has been very clear - couldn't be more clear - as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable," said.

Khashoggi was assassinated in the in Istanbul on October 2 last year, where he had gone to obtain paperwork certifying his divorce with the ex-wife in order to be able to re-marry his Turkish fiance

Washington, last year, had canceled the visas and froze the assets of 17 Saudi nationals involved in the Khashoggi murder.

Meanwhile, Trump has not replied to the US over not meeting the deadline, however, sources were quoted as saying that Pompeo, in a letter to the Congress, had outlined actions over the killing.

President Trump had earlier stated that is an important ally of the US; first, as a major and weapon buyer, and second, to keep a check on the actions of

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 02:30 IST