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US revokes 21 visas of Saudi officials, threatens further sanctions over Khashoggi murder

The US is set to revoke visas of 21 Saudi officials thought to be involved in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Having identified some of the Saudi government and security officials believed to be involved in the murder, the US State Department said 21 Saudis would have their visas revoked or be made ineligible for US visas.

Speaking to reporters, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said,

“As we continue to develop our understanding of the individuals that were responsible for this, not only those who executed it but those who were connected to it, the world should know that we intend to hold those individuals accountable when we develop this fact set”

Mr Pompeo added that the State Department was looking into whether further sanctions could be applicable to those involved.

“These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States,” he added.

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