Washington,Nov 19 (IECurrentAffairs) US President Donald Trump said that he has decided not to listen to the “terrible” audio tape of murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.
During an interview on Sunday,he said,”I don’t want to hear the tape,no reason for me to hear the tape because it’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape.”
In the early November,Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the recordings of the murder of the opposition journalist have been shared with France, the United Kingdom and the United States, among others reports ABC News.
Mr Trump also said that he wanted to maintain a close alliance with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi’s death and questioned the alleged role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“He told me that he had nothing to do with it,” Mr Trump said, adding that “many people” also said the Crown Prince had no knowledge of the killing.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, known for his criticism of Saudi policies, went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in the Turkish capital of Istanbul.
After initially denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s death, Saudi admitted later in October that the journalist had been killed in a fight inside the consulate.