Trump’s Saudi honeymoon is over

The disappearance and likely murder of journalist and human rights advocate Jamal Khashoggi has put the US in its most difficult diplomatic bind since 9/11

14th October, 2018
Trump’s Saudi honeymoon is over
Donald Trump finds himself in a quandary as he has a good relationship with Saudi Arabia Picture: Getty

Last Tuesday, October 2, at 1pm Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and green card holder, went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Washington Post columnist and human rights advocate was a legal resident in the US, but he was still a Saudi citizen. His impending marriage in the US required him to have documents stamped by the Saudi government.

On Friday, Turkish intelligence officials announced they were “100 per cent certain” that Khashoggi had been...

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