Actor Robert De Niro calls for action on Khashoggi's murder

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Hollywood actor Robert De Niro told reporters during 17th Marrakech International Film Festival that he was upset about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and said it was time to do "something" about it.

Hollywood star Robert De Niro has called for doing "something" regarding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"I am upset about what happened to Khashoggi," De Niro told reporters on the sidelines of the Morocco-based 17th Marrakech International Film Festival.

"That was not good, unacceptable, and something has to be done about it," he said.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in early October.

After initially saying he had left the consulate alive, Saudi Arabia admitted weeks later that he was killed there, blaming his death on a group of rogue Saudi operatives.

On Wednesday, a group of U.S. senators defied the White House and introduced a resolution that would hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for the journalist's murder.

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