US President Donald Trump declined to meet a Friday deadline to report to the Senate on whether the White House believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, also known as MBS, ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's senior diplomat continues to deny any involvement by the kingdom's leaders in the murder, refusing to react to a New York Times report that MBS is on record as saying he would use "a bullet" on Jamal Khashoggi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a letter, "we will continue to use the relevant authorities as appropriate to promote accountability for the murder of Mr. Khashoggi and impose tangible and significant consequences on those responsible."

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.

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