Oct 12, 2018 - Economy

Mnuchin to attend Saudi conference despite Khashoggi disappearance

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC Friday that, while the U.S. is concerned about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has "been a very good partner," and that he still plans on attending the Saudi Future Investment Initiative conference.

Why it matters: As Axios' Jonathan Swan points out, the administration has so far said very little about this incident, but the international pressure has reached a fever pitch. Meanwhile, several high profile U.S. companies and businesses have decided to pull out of the conference or suspend business ties with the Saudis until more answers on Khashoggi's whereabouts are provided.

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