US President says Trump CIA not reached ‘definitive’ conclusion about who ordered murder of Jamal Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump has said that the CIA had not reached a “definitive” conclusion about who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It is despite press reports saying that the US agency had determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of the journalist.

Trump said in a statement yesterday that the CIA has nothing definitive on the crown prince’s involvement in the killing. He said it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event, however, even after saying it, one may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

He also noted that Saudi Arabia has worked closely with the United States and have been very responsive to his requests to keeping oil prices at reasonable levels.

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