US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Riyadh for Turkey on Wednesday after talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Pompeo met with King Salman, the King's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
Mike Pompeo said Saudi Arabia's top leaders on Tuesday strongly denied any knowledge of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Pompeo said, "We had direct and candid conversations. I emphasized the importance of conducting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation, and the Saudi leadership pledged to deliver precisely on that.