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White House under flak for missing deadline on update on Saudi journo Khashoggi’s murder
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White House under flak for missing deadline on update on Saudi journo Khashoggi’s murder

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Washington DC, Feb 10: Donald Trump administration has come under fire from a senior Republican representative over its failure to keep date with an update on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The White House was mandated under a Congressional deadline to provide a report by Friday on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist was known for his critical writings on the Saudi government, was killed on October 2, 2018, after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. His body was dismembered and has not yet been found, reports Al jazeera.

Citing a letter received from the Trump administration, House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul said on Saturday he was "deeply troubled".

"Everyone involved in this gruesome crime must be identified and held accountable," McCaul said on Saturday.

Turkish and Western intelligence have either hinted at or directly blamed the Saudi heir to the throne for the killing. The US has placed sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals allegedly involved in the murder.

Over four months after his killing, Khashoggi's remains have not been located. (UNI)