Tagged: King Salman

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‘It’s a mean nasty world’: In statement on Khashoggi murder, Trump says relationship with Saudi Arabia most important

By MARIAM KHAN In an extraordinary statement, President Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia in the face of mounting pressure over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an “enemy of the state” and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but my decision is in...

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Trump claims ‘rogue’ killers could have murdered Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any part in disappearance of dissident journalist as the president immediately dispatches Mike Pompeo to the Middle East

Trump tweeted that he has spoken to Saudi King Salman, 82, about the missing Washington Post columnist’s disappearance   Journalist Jamal Khashoggi went to Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October  He has not been seen since and Turkish officials fear he has been murdered  Saudis deny allegations and have ordered...