President Trump Says He Remains Unsatisfied With Saudi Accounts On Khashoggi
On Monday, the US President Donald Trump stated his dissatisfaction with what he heard from Saudi Arabia about the assassinating journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, however, also said that he did not want to lose investment that the US received from Riyadh.
On Sunday, Donald Trump spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. The next day, the president told reporters that he has teams in Saudi Arabia and Turkey who are currently working on the Khashoggi case and will know more when they return to Washington on Monday night or Tuesday.
CIA Director Gina Haspel was also travelling to Turkey on Monday to put his skills to the test on the Khashoggi investigation, sources stated.
�I am not satisfied with what I�ve heard. I don�t want to lose all that investment that�s been made in our country. But we�re going to get to the bottom of it,” said Trump.
He later told reporters that that he believed the death was a �plot gone wrong.�
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish investigators revealed that Khashoggi was indeed murdered by a 15-man-team.
While Trump states that the matter needs to be taken care of immediately, he has shown reluctance to throw sanctions at the Saudis as the kingdom�s multibillion-dollar purchases of US military equipment and investments in US companies may take a big hit.
For Saudi Arabia�s allies the question now stands on whether or not they will believe Prince Mohammed, who has painted himself as a good reformer, has done or taken part in this crime. King Salman, 82, has handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to the 33-year-old prince.