Washington, Oct 20 (AFP) The White House said Saturday it was “saddened” after confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate, but made no mention of US action against its major ally. Also Read - 'Don't Ever Talk to The President that Way': Donald Trump Snaps at Reporter Over Election Question | Watch

In the first US response to Saudi Arabia’s admission, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said merely that Washington “acknowledges the announcement.” “We will continue to closely follow the international investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process,” she said. Also Read - As Trump Begins to Concede, President-elect Joe Biden Carefully Picks Key Posts For His Cabinet

“We are saddened to hear confirmation of Mr. Khashoggi’s death, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family, fiancee and friends.” (AFP) CPS 10200518 Also Read - White House Planning For Trump to Serve Second Term Despite His Reelection Loss, Says Official

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