In the case of the disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President, Donald Trump will send its foreign Minister Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia. Trump announced in Washington, Pompeo will leave in the morning to Riyadh – and, if necessary, also other places to visit, and in the Turkey fly.

He had spoken with the Saudi king Salman about the case, said Trump. This had assured him very firmly that he knew nothing about the Disappearance Khashoggis.

The US President promised answers to the many open questions in the mysterious case. “We will go to the bottom of it,” he said. Trump expressed a theory: It sounded to him as Khashoggi could be more likely to become victims of vicious killers – and that’s not the goal of a state officer killer commands. With this statement, let Trump also realize that he’s going out now clear of the Khashoggis death.

Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi Arabian government critic and Journalist Khashoggi, who has worked as a columnist for the “Washington Post”, had on 2. October will be entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, the papers for his marriage with a Turkish woman to pick up. Since then, he has disappeared. Turkish governmental and intelligence circles claim that Khashoggi had been killed at the Consulate.

The leadership in Riyadh denies, however, vehemently, that it is for the Disappearance of the man responsible. Did the Saudi king in the phone call with him, Trump said. “His denial could not have been clearer,” said the US President. “I can only report what he told me. And he said in a very emphatic way, that he knows nothing about it.” Also the Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the particularly close relations to trump’s adviser and son-in-law cares for the son of Jared Kushner, know nothing about the background of Khashoggis Disappear.

“The world is watching,”

The U.S. President had held in the case. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest buyer of U.S. arms and a close ally of the US President. At the weekend, Trump had tightened the sound compared to Saudi Arabia-to pressure the US Congress – but warned that the country should expect a “severe punishment” if Khashoggi a saudi Arabian command should have been killed.

Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul (in the middle)

Trump said that he had told the Saudi king in the phone call, the importance of the investigation of the case. “The world is watching,” he said. “It is very important to get to the bottom of it. I think he understands very well.” The king had said that his country is working with Turkey to the enlightenment.

Meanwhile, Turkish and saudi Arabian investigators have begun search of the Istanbul Consulate. The channel CNN Türk reported. The station reported, citing the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Ankara, the investigators were also looking for DNA traces of the missing journalists. It’s all scans will “” – the nearby residence of the Consul will be inspected.

The promise to the search of the Consulate had given the saudi Arabian government, according to Turkish figures already last week, first of all, but not fulfilled. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had spoken on Sunday evening for the first time with the Saudi king Salman about the Disappearance Khashoggis.

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