The CIA director travelled to Saudi as efforts to unravel how Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi has brutally murdered the Saudi Arabian Embassy.
According to Amercian media outlets, President Trump was still not satisfied with what he had heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing.
According to Turkey President, in his weekly address to parliament, he indicated that Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a team of people that flew into the country in a private jet. His murder was planned and was brutal, President Erdogan insisted.
“We’re going to get to the bottom of it. We have people over in Saudi Arabia now. We have top intelligence people in Turkey. They’re coming back either tonight or tomorrow,” the US president said before leaving the White House for a rally in Texas.
Last week, Donald Trump, in a tweet, said the prince “totally” denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance.
These statements were contradicted by the Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister who insisted that the journalist was murdered in a “rogue operation”.
Pressure from the world has put the spotlight on the prince who has cultivated a niche as a reformist, now a crook as per the events.
Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News those responsible for “this huge and grave mistake” would be held accountable, but insisted Saudi officials did not know the whereabouts of the journalist’s remains. How a fistfight led to death and disappearance of the journalist’s body has remained a mystery.
The US is playing a delicate balancing game, with president trump indicating that the case should not hurt their business dealings especially dollars in arms sales, which he said would hurt US defence industries and eliminate US jobs.
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