US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met King Salman in Saudi Arabia، as pressure grows on the Saudis to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi، BBC reported.
Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.
Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents but the Saudis have denied this.
Overnight، Turkish police completed a search of the consulate after being admitted by Saudi authorities. The secretary of state has now begun talks in Riyadh، looking for the king to expand on his conversation with President Donald Trump on Monday.
Tweeting about the call، Mr Trump said: "Just spoke to the king of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen'."