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Trump Says US Stands By Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi's Death

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Trump Says US Stands By Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi's Death
Trump said in a statement Tuesday the U.S. "intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia."
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President Donald Trump says his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's death.

Trump said in a statement Tuesday "the crime against Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible one" and that the U.S. doesn't condone it.

But he added we may never know all the facts surrounding the killing and said the U.S. "intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia."

The CIA reportedly believes the Saudi government at its highest levels was involved — namely Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But Trump has been hesitant to blame Salman.

According to CNN, Trump is expected to get a CIA assessment on Khashoggi's death later on Tuesday.