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US will remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure Israel’s interests: Trump

Press TV – November 20, 2018

President Donald Trump has said Washington intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure interests of the United States, Israel and regional partners.

Trump said that it is possible that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had knowledge of the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a statement issued by the White House on Tuesday.

Trump said that “King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

“That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the US president insisted. “They have been a great ally in our very important fight against Iran.”

“The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region. It is our paramount goal to fully eliminate the threat of terrorism throughout the world!” he added.

He mentioned that Saudi Arabia had “agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States. This is a record amount of money. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States.”

“Of the $450 billion, $110 billion will be spent on the purchase of military equipment from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many other great U.S. defense contractors. If we foolishly cancel these contracts, Russia and China would be the enormous beneficiaries – and very happy to acquire all of this newfound business. It would be a wonderful gift to them directly from the United States!” he pointed out.

He acknowledged that the “crime against Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible one, and one that our country does not condone,” but implied that due to the murder of a journalist Washington cannot cancel such lucrative business deals with the kingdom.

Some US senators have called on Trump to cancel arms deals with Saudi Arabia as a punishment over the murder of Khashoggi — a US resident who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 after being lured into the mission for some standard paperwork.

While mounting evidence released by Turkey and even the CIA point to bin Salman’s role in the murder, Trump had resisted calls inside Washington to hold him responsible.

In an attempt to ease the criticism, the US Treasury Department imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudis involved in the murder on Thursday.

The sanctions came after the Saudi public prosecutor announced that five officials faced a possible death sentence in the case but exonerated bin Salman, also known as MBS.

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  1. Put Israel near the top of the list of suspects in who killed Khasshoggi.

    Hypocrisy is also providing $3.8 billion (and much more) to Israel who won’t submit to inspection of their nuclear weapons program. By law, such foreign aid is not to be provided to rogue states such as Israel.

    Comment by rediscover911com | November 20, 2018 | Reply

  2. “…our very important fight against Iran.” That deviation from pursuit of a rational, objective, sustainable US vital-national-interests policy, coupled with and linked to the Ziomonster-known-as-Israel’s unwelcome appearance on the scene and then its unrelenting program of incremental genocide against the Palestinians, represent the FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS of the construct of USZio colonialist maladventures in the Middle East for all too many Zionist/neocon-infested decades. Such, plus the current Saudi leadership’s (sic) ineptitude and its unsophisticated inability to play “games” at the level of the scheming-and-deceiving omnipresent Zionist horde, are the stuff of unintended consequences on an epic scale. We will continue to pay trillions and to witness, transfixed, the erosion of our morals and our humanity as the tragic drama lurches on and on and on.

    Comment by roberthstiver | November 21, 2018 | Reply

  3. “He mentioned that Saudi Arabia had “agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States”.

    And, in the meantime, the USA’s National debt has reached $22,000,000,000,000($22 Trillion), and no one in the USA(are you listening in the Pentagon??) seems even remotely interested in fixing the problem.

    Israel is bleeding the USA to death, and nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to care……

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 21, 2018 | Reply

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