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Mohammed bin Salman var på en lang turne i USA i april og besøkte bl.a Google i California.

Saudi-Arabia vurderer å innrømme at Jamal Khashoggi ble drept inne på konsultatet i en avhør- og bortføringsoperasjon som gikk galt.

Men kongehuset tar ikke ansvar for dødsfallet, men vil legge skylden på operatører som handlet op egen hånd.

Saudi Arabia is weighing whether to say that rogue operatives killed a Saudi dissident journalist by mistake during an interrogation gone wrong, people familiar with the matter said, a position that would help the royal family exonerate itself from direct responsibility for a matter that has roiled its relations with the U.S.

Var det noe lignende Trump forsøkte seg på da han snakket om operatører ute av kontroll?

Noe annet er om denne forklaringen blir trodd. Svaret er høyst sannsynlig nei. Ingen tror at utsendte saudiere ved et uhell dreper en mann de var spesialutsendt for å ta seg av.

Mr. Trump said he had a 20-minute phone call early Monday with King Salman, who “firmly denied any knowledge” of what happened to the missing journalist. The president suggested Saudi agents could have been operating without the Saudi government’s knowledge.

“It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers,” Mr. Trump said.

The president said he had dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia—to meet the king—and “other places if necessary,” including Turkey.

“We are going to leave nothing uncovered,” Mr. Trump said. The State Department said Monday that Mr. Trump had called for a “prompt and open investigation” into Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Blir det Trump som må rake kastanjene ut av ilden for saudierne?

Saudis Weigh Saying Journalist Was Killed by Mistake