Published: Sat, June 29, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Donald Trump praises Mohammed bin Salman for doing 'spectacular job'

Donald Trump praises Mohammed bin Salman for doing 'spectacular job'

The White House said in a tweet that President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had discussed the growing Iranian threats, pledging to build a strong worldwide oil market to confront Tehran.

Trump also reportedly ignored "shouted questions" from the press pool about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had criticized the kingdom's leadership.

Five of those face the death penalty in the trial, which has been held secretly, with only a handful of diplomats allowed to attend.

Speaking with reporters later, Trump again refused to say whether he discussed Khashoggi with the Crown Prince.

The kingdom has put on trial 11 suspects, some of whom worked directly for the prince. "I get along with Mohammed", Trump said.

Thirty thousand more Indians will be able to perform Hajj this year after Saudi Arabia agreed to increase India's quota for the pilgrimage to 200,000 following talks between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in Japan on Friday.

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Barring the loss to India, defending champion Australia has been on a roll, becoming the first team to qualify for the semifinals.


PM Lee also thanked the Crown Prince for his hospitality when then Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam visited Saudi Arabia in January.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Verbalize for International Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told CNN earlier this month that the United Nations record into the journalist's killing became "inaccurate" and denied that Riyadh need to gather accountability for the extinguish, which he acknowledged became "grotesque".

Trump has promised to veto the Senate action, while Saudi officials have consistently denied any involvement or prior knowledge of the murder in Istanbul.

The United States has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers in Gulf shipping lanes, which the Unites States is working with Saudi Arabia and other allies to protect. They create at least a million jobs are created by the purchases made by Saudi Arabia, so we're very happy to be with you.

"I did mention it to him very strongly", Trump acknowledged when requested about raising the brutal extinguish.

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