The President of the United States Donald trump trusts version of Saudi Arabia that opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as a result of fighting.
He stated this during a visit to a military airfield in Arizona, reports The New York Times, writes European true.
On the question of whether he considers the explanation of Riyadh that inspires confidence, trump answered, “Yes.” Trump noted that he has questions for Saudi Prince Mohammed, has called the murder of the journalist “unacceptable”.
The US President also raised the issue of possible sanctions against Saudi Arabia, however, expressed hope that the Congress will not block the flow of the United States “billions of dollars” from the sale of arms to the Saudis. Before you take action, trump wants to first talk with the Saudi crown Prince.
The decision to accept trump’s version of the assassination of Saudi Arabia is at odds with his intelligence services, who believe that Khashoggi was not killed by accident during the fight, and planned to order a high-level Royal court of Saudi Arabia.
We will remind, the government of Saudi Arabia acknowledged that opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in her Consulate in Istanbul, saying that he died accidentally as a result of fighting.
Hashagg disappeared at the Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. The Turkish government claimed that Saudi agents killed and dismembered journalist. Saudi Arabia to the last denied the fact of death.