• Trump claims he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia' - but he makes lots of money from it

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    President Donald Trump's new tweet denying a financial stake in Saudi Arabia comes amid a growing furor over suspicions that the country's rulers ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
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  • Actor Gerard Butler says he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi disappearance - taking a stronger stance than the US government

    Actor Gerard Butler says he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi disappearance - taking a stronger stance than the US government

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Actor Gerard Butler said Monday that he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey.
    Butler joins a number of business leaders who have in recent days pulled out of an upcoming conference in the country.
    Despite growing backlash against Saudi leadership, the Trump administration has not distanced itself from Riyadh.
    During visit to the Pentagon on Monday to promote an upcoming movie, Gerard Butler told reporters he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi Consulate in...
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  • Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia says King Salman once told him that 9/11 was an Israeli plot

    Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia says King Salman once told him that 9/11 was an Israeli plot

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan urged President Donald Trump against trusting the Saudi Arabian government as it denies having any involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi .
    "Let's remember, this is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Israeli plot," Jordan told CNN.
    Trump over the past several days has repeatedly touted denials from the king and crown prince over Khashoggi's disappearance.
    Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan on Monday urged President Donald Trump against trusting the Saudi...
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  • From selling a Saudi billionaire his 282-foot yacht to sword-dancing on his first international trip as president, Trump's ties with Saudi Arabia run deep

    1 month ago - By Chron

    Saudi Press Agency
    President Donald Trump has had deep business ties to the Saudi Arabian court for more than two decades.
    And those ties are now being called into question over his lack of a tough response to Riyadh since journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared and was possibly killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
    "Having a President with global business ties means we've got ongoing worries that policy is going to be affected by his business interests," Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, which tracks potential conflicts of interest in the Trump administraition, recently...
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  • Trump officials dodge questions on US support for Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi crisis

    Trump officials dodge questions on US support for Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi crisis

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Senior Trump administration officials dodged a question on US support for Saudi Arabia as they announced new sanctions against Iran.
    The developments came amid the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    The sanctions target Iran's Basij Resistance Force, which is accused of using child soldiers.
    "Normal governments don't recruit, indoctrinate, and use child soldiers," the officials said in reference to Iran's Basij Resistance Force.
    While taking questions from reporters, the officials were asked if they considered it "normal" for a country to...
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