Pence on Missing Saudi Journalist: Concerning to Everyone Who Cherishes Human Rights

Pence was asked on the Hugh Hewitt syndicated radio program if Washington would send FBI technicians to the Saudi consulate in Turkey

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence salutes members of the U.S. military at the National World War II museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. August 23, 2018
\ JONATHAN BACHMAN/ REUTERS

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday the United States is ready to help in any way in the investigation of the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pence was asked on the Hugh Hewitt syndicated radio program if Washington would send FBI technicians to the Saudi consulate in Turkey if Saudi Arabia requested it. "I think the United States of America stands ready to assist in any way," Pence said. Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate on Oct. 2.

Pence added, "And the reports that a Saudi Arabian journalist may have been tragically murdered in Turkey should be deeply concerning to everyone who cherishes a freedom of the press and human rights across the globe." 

Full transcript of the interview here.