Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets with King, Crown Prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held separate talks with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday in Riyadh as the situation over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues.

According to CNN, Pompeo had a short discussion with King Salman before a longer meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo “thanked the King for his commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation” of the Khashoggi case and expressed “concern” about the case to the foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir.

Nauert described the meetings as “direct and candid.”

Khashoggi’s family on Twitter called for an independent, international commission to investigate the case.