The United States has investigators overseas to assist Turkey in its probe into the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that they are also working with Saudi Arabia.
“We have investigators over there and we’re working with Turkey, and frankly we’re working with Saudi Arabia. We want to find out what happened,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
On Wednesday, US Vice President Mike Pence said the United States is ready to help in any way in the investigation of the disappearance of Khashoggi, in Istanbul, Turkey on October, 2. Full story
Earlier on Tuesday, President Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said he would speak with Saudi officials at some point about the situation.
Prior to last Friday, media outlets affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar carried a news report that claimed that Saudi Arabia had detained Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul.
The Saudi Crown Prince refuted the claims later in an interview during which he said Turkey can search the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul for the Saudi journalist, saying: “We have nothing to hide”.
The Turkish ministry of foreign affairs had also stated that Saudi Arabia has provided all assistance and cooperation in the case of the missing journalist who has disappeared in Istanbul last week. Read more