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Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi's fiancée says she's 'disappointed' with U.S. response to his death

The fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she is "disappointed" with the "actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the U.S.," in the wake of the Washington Post columnist's death.

In London on Monday, Hatice Cengiz called on President Trump to "help reveal the truth and ensure justice be served. He should not pave the way for a cover-up of my fiancé's murder. Let's not let money taint our conscience and compromise our values." Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia and was living in the U.S., while Cengiz lives in Turkey; they were to marry in Istanbul, and Khashoggi, who was divorced, went inside Istanbul's Saudi consulate on Oct. 2 to get necessary documentation showing he was no longer married. He was never seen again.

Saudi Arabia originally claimed to know nothing about Khashoggi's disappearance, then said he died during an attempt to get him back to Saudi Arabia, and then backtracked from that, saying the killing was premeditated. Because Khashoggi died inside the consulate, Cengiz told Reuters Saudi authorities "probably know how such a murder took place. They need to explain what happened."