WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, this evening made the following statement regarding the Saudi Government’s explanation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi:

“Tonight’s explanation from Saudi authorities just isn’t credible, particularly since the story has shifted so much over the past days. The U.S.-Saudi relationship simply cannot thrive with this issue unresolved. The Administration needs to push for a thorough and transparent investigation into Mr. Khashoggi’s death without delay.”

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