October 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Updated: October 23, 2018 6:08 pm

U.S. to revoke visas of 21 Saudi officials involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing: Pompeo

WATCH: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the Trump Administration has identified and is already taking action against individuals who are suspected in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Twenty-one Saudis will have their U.S. visas revoked or be made ineligible for U.S. visas over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.

The vast majority of the 21 have U.S. visas, a U.S. State Department official said.

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“These penalties will not be the last word on the matter from the United States,” Pompeo told reporters. “We’re making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence.”

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