Saudi finance minister meets US Treasury Secretary in Riyadh


Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan met US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh, a statement from the ministry said on Tuesday.

Mr Mnuchin said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia’s explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “good first step but not enough”, adding that it was premature to discuss sanctions over the incident.

Mr Mnuchin is touring the region to discuss counter-terrorism measures with Arab allies.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said the investigation into the killing of Mr Khashoggi will produce the truth about what happened.

Adel al-Jubeir also pledged that mechanisms will be put in place so that “something like this can never happen again”.

He spoke on Tuesday in Indonesia, just hours before Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Edrogan is expected to detail his own country’s findings into the matter.

Mr al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia is committed to ensuring “that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed and that those responsible will be held to account”.

Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that Mr Kashoggi died on October 2nd during a visit to the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

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