GLENDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump stated on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s clarification for the way journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.
U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. representatives from California’s Republican delegation, takes a query from a reporter after signing a presidential memorandum targeted on water coverage in California’s Central Valley, at a convention middle in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Chatting with reporters, Trump stated Saudi Arabia’s announcement on the circumstances of Khashoggi’s dying was a “good first step.” He additionally stated he prefers that any sanctions in opposition to Riyadh not embody canceling massive protection orders.
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing Eric Beech; Modifying by Mohammad Zargham