washington - US President Donald Trump was told by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last Tuesday that he has no idea what happened at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared there two weeks ago. The Turkish authorities think he was killed.
'I have just spoken to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He denied knowing anything about what happened in the Turkish consulate, 'Trump said via Twitter.
Previously, he had already sent Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo to Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of Khashoggi with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, a friendly nation and an ally of the USA for decades in the fight against Iran.
Trump had Bin Salman on the phone when Pompeo was there too. 'The crown prince told me that he started with a complete and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will soon follow. '
Bin Salman is seen by critics as the presumed client for a murder. The criticism of him has been started internationally.
American media reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia will soon admit that Khashoggi died during a completely out of hand questioning. No orders would have been sent from Riyadh.