President Trump vows to remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia

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USA national security adviser John Bolton said earlier he didn't think the tape implicated the crown prince.

The kingdom is facing a global outcry over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's Istanbul consulate in early October, which has strained its ties with the West.

Khashoggi was killed shortly after Germany and Saudi Arabia ended a diplomatic rift that lasted nearly a year and put at risk trade between the two nations.

The United States has refrained from blaming the crown prince for the murder.

"Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information", Trump said of the Khashoggi killing, but added that "it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event - maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"

Trump says that Saudi Arabia is a "spectacular ally" and that he's not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly responsible for Khashoggi's death.

Turkish media said the recording also captured one the Saudi hit-squad moaning about having to wear Mr Khashoggi's clothing to act as a decoy after his murder.

Saudi prosecutors said last week that the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, knew nothing of the operation, in which Khashoggi's body was dismembered, removed from the building and handed over to an unidentified "local cooperator".

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In an attempt to ease the criticism, the US Treasury Department imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudis involved in the murder on Thursday.

He said the United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of the United States.

Also on the show, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) called for an independent investigation into Khashoggi's murder, stressing America's "moral leadership" in the world.

Trump said he knows some members of Congress will disagree with his decision.

"I will consider whatever ideas are presented to me, but only if they are consistent with the absolute security and safety of America", he said.

On 15 November, the Saudi Prosecutor General's Office announced that Khashoggi had died in the consulate after being "forcibly restrained, and injected with a large amount of a drug resulting in an overdose that led to his death".

Weapons experts have said it would take Saudi Arabia decades to reconfigure its armed forces to use Russian and Chinese equipment.

But on Monday the German government said it was blocking all arms deliveries to the kingdom, even those that had been previously approved.

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