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Washington Post blasts Pompeo's 'vile falsehoods' on Jamal Khashoggi

The former secretary of state called the slain Saudi columnist an “activist,” which led to condemnation from The Washington Post.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) takes part in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on September 18, 2019. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Mike Pompeo and The Washington Post newspaper exchanged verbal attacks on Tuesday, after remarks that the former US Secretary of State made about slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi

What happened: Khashoggi was a Saudi writer and dissident who wrote a column for The Washington Post. He was a noted critic of the Saudi government. 

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