The president of the United States, Donald Trump said that the US would be inflicting punishment for Saudis over journalist Jamal Khashoggi alleged murder. He said that if Saudi Arabia is found guilty for the death, there will be severe punishment.
Trump himself said that ‘if that were the case, it’s disappointing.’
Mr. Jamal disappeared on 2nd October after visiting Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
While the US president is upset with the news, Saudi Arabia’s government denied the murder. Moreover, they dismissed killing allegations as ‘lies.’
What did President Donald Trump Say?
Mr. Trump said that it was terrible news. In an interview with CBS, he mentioned Saudis lying about the facts.
‘We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment.’
‘As of this moment, they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes!’
However, Mr. Trump is not thinking of canceling military contracts that benefit the country. He said:
‘I don’t want to hurt jobs, I don’t want to lose an order like that.’
After an interview, talking to journalists, he said that his first hope is for Jamal, whom he wanted to be safe. Moreover, later, he would be calling Salman, Saudi King.
Who is Jamal Khashoggi?
Born on 13th October 1958, Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi is or was an author and a journalist. He used to be editor of Al-Arab News Channel and also worked as general manager. Moreover, he had also worked in Al Watan newspaper.
In September 2017, he was banned from using Twitter because of his critical articles. He became a throne in an eye when he criticized Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince, and Salman, king of Saudi Arabia. On 2nd October, he disappeared, and his whereabouts are still unknown.