US will stand by Saudis, even though prince may have had knowledge of killing

Trump says US intelligence agencies were still studying the evidence of how Khashoggi was murdered at Saudi consulate


Reuters November 20, 2018
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference. PHOTO: Reuters

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States intends to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia even though Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump, in a statement issued by the White House, indicated
he had no intention of cancelling military contracts with Riyadh,
saying, "if we foolishly cancel these contracts, Russia and
China would be the enormous beneficiaries."

Trump says doesn't want to hear Khashoggi's murder tape

Trump said US intelligence agencies were still studying the evidence of how Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and who planned it.

"Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event - maybe he did and maybe he
didn't!" Trump said.

COMMENTS (5)

Azeem | 3 years ago | Reply Yes America does not want to make it relation worse with Saudi arab because usa depends on Saudi arab to sell his arms america has created a market for its arms by starting arab spring and usa does not to bring the sutuation in normal condition in gulfs countries If situation become normal it means that the market for American arms will shrink so amrican want to escalate the situation to get mor and mor benefits from gulf countries to make them envolve in war. It is myb message to saudi king that if your neighborhood is in pain and in fire you will also feel the hotness of that fire
Komal S | 3 years ago | Reply Not sure why US media is getting all worked up. America always dictated its foreign based on what is in American interests. We all know so many ruthless dictators had a free ride because they were serving american interests. I am not a big fan of Saudi Arabia, but this is how it has been all along.
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