US President Donald Trump announced having talked on the phone with The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman, asking about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Monday.
Trump says The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques denies ‘any knowledge of whatever may have happened’ to Khashoggi
King Salman also mentioned over the phone about the Kingdom’s current efforts to find out what happened to the journalist, saying ‘Saudi Arabia is working closely with Turkey to find answers.’
Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened “to our Saudi Arabian citizen.” He said that they are working closely with Turkey to find answer. I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2018
Trump added that he’ll be sending his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman
In the tweet, President Trump also added that his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will be sent to meet with King Salman to further discuss the case with him.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2018
Saudi and Turkey are working together to further investigate into the case of Khashoggi’s disappearance
Khashoggi’s disappearance took place on October 2 after being last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Soon after, allegations suggesting he was killed inside the consulate appeared in the media to which, Saudi officials have denied, and cooperated with all investigative requests. The Kingdom has also sent out a team to help Turkish investigators find out what happened to Khashoggi.
International leaders have been discussing the case, and questioning Saudi Arabia’s role in the man’s disappearance, however the Ministry has affirmed it will not tolerate any accusations or political pressures.