US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder
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Washington - The kingdom is a "steadfast partner" that has agreed to invest "a record amount of money" in the US, Mr Trump said in a statement

The president acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "could very well" have known about Khashoggi's murder. "In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he added. Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on 2 October on a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. (Photo Reuters via Twitter) 


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(Photo, Women attending a conference in Riyadh take photos of themselves against an image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters)