October 23, 2018 / 8:04 AM / in 25 days

Saudi says finance minister meets U.S. Treasury Secretary

DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan met U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh, a statement from the ministry said on Tuesday.

Mnuchin said on Sunday Saudi Arabia’s explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “good first step but not enough”, adding that it was premature to discuss sanctions over the incident.

Mnuchin is touring the region to discuss counter-terrorism measures with Arab allies. (Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by John Stonestreet)

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