Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi’s “unacceptable” death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe.

“It is a good first step. It is a big step,” Trump said, admitting, though, that “some questions” do remain and that he will be dealing with Congress on how to proceed to address the issue.“Saudi Arabia has been a great ally but what happened in unacceptable,” Trump emphasized.

“I would prefer if there is going to be some form of sanction, or what we may determine to do if anything,” the president said. “But I would prefer that we don’t use as retribution, canceling the $110 billion-worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs.”

“They have been a great ally in the Middle East. We need them as a counter-balance to Iran. So it’s not the simplest solution. It’s not the simplest situation to be in,” Trump reiterated, expressing hope that “it will get solved, it will get solved.”

Trump said he was going to call Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for more details and that Riyadh already promised him a “full report” into what happened to Khashoggi, a journalist who wrote for the Washington Post, after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

According to numerous reports citing Turkish officials familiar with the probe, the journalist was ambushed by Saudi agents, cruelly tortured and murdered.

When faced with a threat of potential retributions by the US and other world powers amid the widening outrage over its alleged complicity in Khashoggi’s death, Riyadh finally admitted that the journalist lost his life a “fist-fight” inside the embassy.

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Amid the ongoing investigation, Saudi authorities also announced the detention of 18 suspects in the case. Furthermore, King Salman fired top spy officials and issued orders to overhaul the General Intelligence Agency, a task he assigned to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 

 

Source: RT

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rabbi drewzif
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Drumpf to the Saudis;

Murder doesn’t matter, moneys the name of the game
cross my palms with silver and we’ll let you do it again.
Just keep on supplying us cheap oil and contravening human rights
And we’ll give you billions worth of weapons
to help you with your fights.

Even Lao Tsu hangs his head in shame.

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Are you speaking about the IranGate scandal or about the Khamenei mafia/family $95bln little business?

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Stern Daler

The article is about Trump and the Bani Saud murder case, isn’t?

So how is Iran involved in it?

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Joe Yousef

NO MATTER WHAT THE SUBJECT IS THIS GUY ALWAYS BRINGS IRAN INTO IT.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Lao-Tzu doesn’t hangs his head in shame : he died 2500+ years ago.
And your so called “prophet” would agree : he himself was into looting and war booties.

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Rudy Verbuyst

It’s a short story: Arabic murderers since Milliniums supported by Western zion murderes since Century’s, And the farmer continued to plow on ! Scrupulous non respect for anything since Miliniums !

Daeshbags-Sux
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Oh, Iran led a LOT of murders of opponents abroad, and so does Turkey, not speaking about Russia.
Watch what your masters in Tehran do!

Daeshbags-Sux
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3 raffidah’s regime hitmen assassinated former PM Shapour Bakhtiar and his secretary using kitchen knives as far as Paris

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Daeshbags-Sux

Nevertheless, you logics just leads think that Koran was invented by an Arab and so you’re no more surprised by the hundred of millions violent deaths it induced…

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Stern Daler

Since millenniums and centuries? IMHO You anti-Semites and anti-Zionists murdered counting. LOL.

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Stern Daler

LOL. So under Trump the US will always grant plausible deniability to a good ally and customer – like they always did to criminals in their own services?

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THIS GUY IS A f*****g MORON, HOW CAN YOU LET A MURDER INVESTIGATE HIMSELF?

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Bad foreign policy. Bad Allies. Best ally is the American people. Best source of jobs and inventions are those which benefit mankind not those which destroy mankind. God deliver us from immoral leaders. Does anyone know history of this “reporter”?
I suspect there is more to him than meets the eye.

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Joke.

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Rudy Verbuyst

Village retard, Moron, waco, blatant liar or ALL in ONE !