On Khashoggi case, Pompeo stresses Saudi’s key role as US ally

In reference to the Khashoggi affair, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked by reporters Tuesday whether placing US interests first means that US corporate interests override human rights. He replied: The Middle East is a dangerous place. America needs strong allies there for the protection of all its citizens, including those working in the region, and Saudi Arabia is one of those allies.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump said: “We may never know all of the facts surrounding” Khashoggi’s death, but “our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” He told reporters that a “very full report” will be coming by Tuesday, while reiterating that the US “stands with Saudi Arabia” over the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  Relations with the kingdom are important for safeguarding the interests of the United States and Israel, the president stressed. Click here for DEBKAfile’s special analysis of the political ramifications of the Khashoggi affairs’ current stage.

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2 thoughts on “On Khashoggi case, Pompeo stresses Saudi’s key role as US ally

  • Nov 20, 2018 @ 21:34 at 21:34

    Any new chaos element is good for silently driving the equilibrium the way we want all of them to walk.

  • Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:42 at 12:42

    If somebody’s shooting at your enemies and unless there’s a real need, don’t piss them off. Let them keep shooting.
    Khashoggi was a stinking pisslim brotherhood operative masquerading as a “journo”
    Righteous killing.
    Next time don’t sign your name next to the carcass. (Unless you want to send a message)
    hussein soetoro would have tried to make a mess of it because he was in bed with the pisslim brotherhood as the stinking crypto pisslim traitor he is and friend of the iranian vermin.
    But Trump is on the side of decency and recognizes that this Khashoggi noise is just the stinking leftist all around the world trying to carry water for their cause and that of their pisslim allies.
    Quite a lot of the noise is just anti Trump, trying to shame force him to do what
    is NOT in the best interest of America and Israel.
    No need for decent people to help them in any way.


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