Trump: Bin Salman is the leader of Saudi Arabia and a very good ally[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2018/12/12 8:20 • 104 times read[/rtl]
US President Donald Trump expressed his support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the CIA's assessment that he had ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and appeals from senators to denounce him. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Trump declined to comment on whether Prince Mohammed was involved in the killing, but said he may have made the most explicit support to the Saudi crown prince since Khashoggi's death more than two months ago.
"He is the leader of Saudi Arabia," he told Reuters in an interview with the White House. A very good ally. "
Asked if his support for the kingdom meant support for Prince Mohammed, Trump said: "Well, that certainly means right now."
Sources close to the Royal Court told Reuters that some members of the royal family were actively seeking to prevent Prince Mohammed from becoming king and that the United States and Trump could play a crucial role.
"I did not quite hear that," Trump said. "Frankly, I can not comment on him because I never heard of him. In fact, if it is something that is connected to the listeners, it is that it is capable of power. "