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Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on December 15, 2014.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to attend a Saudi investment conference later this month, despite growing outrage over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A flurry of media companies and top executives have announced they are pulling out of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on October 23. It comes after allegations were made about the kingdom’s connection to Khashoggi after he went missing at the start of the month.
“We are concerned about what is the status of Mr Khashoggi … (But) I am planning on going at this point,” Mnuchin told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore on Friday.
“If more information comes out and changes, we could look at that but I am planning on going,” he added.