After the United Nations sought for additional investigation of the Saudi Arabian officials involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. US President Donald Trump refused to say whether he would take any action in stoking the leadership of the country accountable and contended that it was in the United States’s best interest to “ take their money”.
In an interview on Sunday, Trump disclosed that he newly had “a great conversation” with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in which he did not lift the issue of the UN report based on Khashoggi’s assassination in October.
The US President said, “ I think it’s been heavily investigated”, while questioned by host Chuck Todd whether he would order the FBI to initiate a probe, as a recommendation by the UN. He added, “ I’ve seen so many different reports.”
It was the latest case of the US President designating strategic and financial interest in the Kingdom over the appraisal of the intelligence committee and concerns from his own party, who pondered responsible Mohammed Bin Salman accountable for the murder of the most notable rebel.
While the UN investigator Agnes Callamard did not see a pressing “smoking gun” blaming the Crown Prince, her report describes that “ every expert consulted finds it inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware, at a minimum, that some sort of mission of a criminal nature, directed at Mr. Khashoggi, was being launched.”
The report described, “ Mr. Khashoggi’s killing constituted an extrajudicial killing for which the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible”.
The CIA reached a conclusion in November that Mohammed Bin Salman directed the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and the US President has confronted increasing pressure from the activists and politicians who intend to experience that the kingdom gets punishment for the slaying of the journalist. But the relationship between the US President and the Crown Prince has stuck to the concern of Democrats and some Republicans including the close ally of the President, Sen Lindsey Graham, RSC.