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Pompeo lands in Riyadh to speaks to King Salman on Khashoggi affair

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh Tuesday and immediately met King Salman to discuss the disappearance of the writer Jamal Khashoggi since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. After seeing the king, he is expected to fly to Ankara, where a joint Saudi-Turkish statement for laying the affair to rest is being drafted. Saudi and Turkish forensic teams inspected the Istanbul consulate together for the first time on Monday night. Read DEBKAfile special report on his mission.  On the morning of Pompeo’s arrival, the Tadawul All Share Index lost as much as 4 percent in the first six minutes of trading.

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