US President Donald Trump has said that he has no plans of listening to the recording of an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“We have the tape. I don’t want to hear the tape. No reason for me to hear the tape,” the Trump told interviewer Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
When Wallace asked him his reason, Trump replied: “Because it’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” reports Efe.
Khashoggi, who was a columnist for The Washington Post, died on October 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where he had gone to obtain documents enabling him to marry his Turkish fiance.
Weeks later, the Saudi government acknowledged that he was killed inside the consulate and last Thursday, the kingdom’s attorney general that he would seek the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects charged in connection with the journalist’s death. (With inputs from IANS)