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Khashoggi's Fiancée: He Would Have Been Disappointed in US Response to Murder

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Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, sits next to her book Feb. 8, 2019. (Ozan Kose/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:46 PM

Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S.-based Saudi journalist murdered by Saudi operatives in Turkey last year, would have been disappointed to see the U.S. response to his killing, his fiancée told The Washington Post.

Khashoggi "had always championed the U.S." as "the place you went to challenge the status quo and speak truth to power," Hatice Cengiz said during a meeting Wednesday with Post journalists. "Jamal would have been most disappointed of all to see the U.S. response."

Khashoggi, a staunch critic of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after entering a Saudi consulate building in Turkey on Oct. 2, 2018. He was there at the direction of Saudi officials to retrieve documents needed for his marriage to Cengiz.

The Trump administration has brushed aside the CIA's findings on Khashoggi's murder and, in December, President Donald Trump said he would not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or bin Salman for Khashoggi's murder and dismemberment. The CIA concluded bin Salman ordered Khashoggi's assassination.

The administration has also refused to respond to a request from Congress to provide a report determining who killed Khashoggi.

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