Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but the circumstances of his death remain unclear.
KHASHOGGI – Finally, Ryad’s explanations no longer suit him. For the first time since the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump openly criticized Saudi Arabia’s attitude on Monday (October 22nd).
“I’m not satisfied with what I’ve heard,” Donald Trump said from the White House gardens, adding that he had spoken to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and is due to open on Tuesday. the economic summit in Saudi Arabia, boycotted by the US Treasury Secretary.
Donald Trump had previously found “credible” the explanations of Saudi Arabia, which had explained the death of the journalist in a fight that would have gone wrong at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Under pressure, Ryad admitted that the journalist had been killed there, while claiming that it was an “operation not authorized” by the government, and that the crown prince “MBS” was not informed.
The Turkish press dismantled this line of defense on Monday. The Yeni Safak daily, close to power, claimed that a commando member who had killed Khashoggi repeatedly called the director of Crown Prince Bader Al-Asaker’s office after the journalist’s murder.
“We will know very soon,” said Donald Trump. “It’s a long delay, there is no reason for that,” he said, questioned about the one-month deadline put forward by Ryad to shed light on this case. “We have people in Saudi Arabia, we have people in Turkey … We will know a lot more in the days to come,” he said.