“Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t.”
With those words, U.S. President Donald Trump effectively absolves Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. So, what’s the future of U.S.-Saudi relations?
For the latest, CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
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To discuss the latest in U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations:
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- Eric Bolling is a conservative political commentator.
- Wardah Khalid is a Middle East expert and foreign policy analyst.
- Jonathan Broder is a senior writer at Newsweek focusing on national security and foreign policy.
Citing the need to continue with a $110 billion arms sale, President Trump says the U.S. will not levy additional punitive measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement, Trump said of the crown prince’s knowledge of the murder, “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t.”
— ABC News (@ABC) November 20, 2018
Trump stands by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder https://t.co/x82n8VNBTo
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 20, 2018
"This is a long, historic commitment, and one that is absolutely vital," Sec. Pompeo says of US relationship with Saudi Arabia after President Trump declares solidarity with Saudis, despite Khashoggi murder. https://t.co/IYW5qpKxvq pic.twitter.com/kbB4cXQ2IB
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 20, 2018