Mnuchin Still Reportedly Planning to Go to Saudi Arabia for Anti-Terror Finance Meeting

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced yesterday that he would not be participating in that upcoming summit in Riyadh:

But he will apparently still be traveling to Saudi Arabia for another meeting.

Per the Washington Post:

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has decided to take part in an anti-terror finance meeting with Saudi security officials and their Middle Eastern counterparts in Riyadh later this month, opting to attend despite growing global outrage over the suspected murder of a U.S.-based journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives, according to three people familiar with his travel plans…

The event Mnuchin still plans to attend — a gathering of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center in Riyadh — would include participation by Saudi security services that are under scrutiny in Khashoggi’s death.

There had been pressure on Mnuchin, and many others, to withdraw from the summit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

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