(CNN)Saudi Arabia’s explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died is “all over the place,” US President Donald Trump has told the Washington Post in a new interview. However, the President also praised Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, calling him a “strong person” with “very good control.”
Trump questions Saudi account of journalist’s death
In a Washington Post article published late Saturday, the US President said that “obviously there’s been deception and there’s been lies,” when asked about Saudi Arabia’s account of the killing of Khashoggi inside their Istanbul consulate almost three weeks ago. “Their stories are all over the place,” Trump said.
But Trump was supportive of the Crown Prince’s leadership and reiterated the importance of economic ties between the two countries.