in the Midst of the affair to the violent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday in Riyadh with the Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin come together for Salman. At the Meeting, both stressed the “importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia”, the saudi Arabian news Agency SPA reported.
The saudi Arabian Ministry of foreign Affairs has published on Twitter a photo of the men. The relationship between the two countries plays an important role in the future of the Kingdom, with the Hashtag #Vision2030.
#the crown Prince meets with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and stress the importance of Saudi-US strategic partnership, where it holds an important role in the future in line with the Kingdom’s #Vision2030 pic.twitter.com/5LyloSOMTK
— Foreign Ministry (@KSAmofaEN) 22. October 2018
The “Washington Post” quoted Mnuchins spokesman Tony Sayegh with the words, during the interview, it went, among other things, the investigations in the case of Khashoggi; in addition to sanctions against Iran, the economy in Saudi Arabia and the fight against terrorism.
The visit of the US Minister of Finance at MbS is also surprising, because the crown Prince is currently the international massively in the criticism. Turkish investigators accuse him to be behind the murder of Khashoggi. Riad rejects.
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The Kingdom had declared at the weekend that the saudi Arabian Journalist at the 2. October had been killed in the Istanbul Consulate of his country in a “brawl”. Worldwide, this presentation was met with skepticism, since Riyadh had assured week that Khashoggi had to leave the Consulate alive.
Mnuchin is currently on a middle East trip. His participation in the investors ‘ conference Future Investment Initiative (FII), which begins on Tuesday in Riyadh, he had cancelled like many other Western politicians and entrepreneurs as a reaction to the killing of the Khashoggis. Among other things, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, Siemens-Chef Joe Kaeser, the boss of the big Bank, HSBC, and John Flint, the CEO of the entertainment company Viacom, and the ride service provider Uber, as well as the major British investor Richard Branson will remain the three-day Meeting.
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US President Donald Trump stressed, meanwhile, that he was “not satisfied” with the official opinion of the Riads in the process of killing Khashoggis. It will “very soon” be clear about whether the saudi Arabian representation of the truth according to, Trump said in Washington.