Oct 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump says he plans to call King Salman on Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

After landing in Lebanon, Ohio, President Trump told reporters he will call King Salman of Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who unnamed Turkish officials allege was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The details: Trump spoke to Saudi officials Wednesday about the disappearance of Khashoggi, but has not strong-armed the Saudi government for more information on the matter. Khashoggi went missing after visiting the consulate to retrieve a document required to marry his Turkish fiancee. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

"We're going to find out what happened with respect to the terrible situation in Turkey, having to do with Saudi Arabia, and the reporter. ... You take a look at a lot of a lot of countries' records have been overlooked. But this is a very serious thing, and we're looking at it in a very serious manner."
— President Trump

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