Khalid bin Salman on WashPo claims: I never suggested Turkey trip to Khashoggi
The Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, requested information from the US government to prove flase claims by The Washington Post stating that he had a phone call with Jamal Khashoggi before his death.
In a tweet on Friday, the ambassador reiterated what he had mentioned to the American daily newspaper about the last interaction he had with the late Saudi citizen, which was via text.
As we told the Washington Post the last contact I had with Mr. Khashoggi was via text on Oct 26 2017. I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) November 16, 2018
In a second tweet, he called The Washington Post’s claim “a serious accusation that should not be left to anonymous sources,” attaching the statement below:
Unfortunately the @washingtonpost did not print our full response. This is a serious accusation and should not be left to anonymous sources. Our full response was the following: pic.twitter.com/vo1JcNAswx— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) November 17, 2018