President Trump expressed his concern over the disappearance of Khashoggi

President of the United States, Donald Trump on Friday said that he plans to speak with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the disappearance of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi Journalist has been missing from October 2, since the country consulted in Istanbul.

In a statement to reporters in Ohio, President Trump said that “I will be calling at some point King Salman.”

With reference to the Saudi journalist possible murder, Trump continued that “A lot of people are looking to find out because it is potentially a really, really terrible situation.”

President Trump assures to get into the depth of what happened and said that “right now, nobody knows anything about it,” though people started thinking about ideas.

Over Trumps’ friendly relationship with Saudi Arabia, and mainly those of his son-in-law and Advisor Jared Kushner, Trump added that “Well I don’t know if it’s any closer than other relationships that people have. We have a lot of very close relationships with a lot of countries.”

The US President concerned about the disappearance of Khashoggi, who stays in the United States and writes a column in ‘The Washington Post’. However, he further expressed unwillingness to consider sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the issue.

On Thursday, Trump said that it “would not be acceptable” to restrict the selling of arms to Saudi Arabia if Washington resolute that Khashoggi, who been critical of Riyadh, was murder inside the consulate, claims his colleagues and friends.

As per the report of ‘the Washington Post’, US authorities have been informed by the Turkish government that they have audio and video recording that shows the Saudi journalist was killed in the consulate.

by Chandrani Sarkar on October 13, 2018

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