PressTV-‘Western states don’t want to damage ties with KSA’

The United States and other Western states do not want to irrevocably disturb their relations with Saudi Arabia despite evidence that the Saudi rulers murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Walt Peretto, a writer and researcher based in Washington, DC.

“The Turkish foreign minister has expressed his disdain for Donald Trump’s laissez-faire stance regarding Saudi Arabia’s handling of reports that a dissident Saudi journalist is missing and presumed murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. While Germany, Denmark, and Sweden have halted arms sales to the Saudis — France, the UK, Spain, Italy, and the United States will continue to supply the Saudis and their murderous campaign in Yemen,” Peretto said in an interview with Press TV on Friday.

 The Turkish foreign minister’s comments came after Trump stated that the murder of Khashoggi would not affect Washington’s ties with Riyadh despite…

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