Fox Business Network Latest To Pull Out Of Saudi Conference

Fox Business Network has become the latest media partner to pull out of the Saudi Arabia-backed Future Investment Initiative, the international conference featuring world business leaders that is scheduled to run October 23-25 in Riyadh. The confab hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has seen a slew of its committed participants withdraw amid the ongoing controversy over the disappearance and apparent murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The move from Fbn comes the same day U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that he was pulling out of the event, and as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from a diplomatic trip to Saudi Arabia to get answers on Khashoggi, who disappeared after entering the Saudi embassy in Turkey on October 2.

“Fox Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia,” the network said in a statement. “We
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