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USA: Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi killing 'premature'00:33

USA: Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi killing 'premature'

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November 18, 2018 at 10:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

A full report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be released early in the coming week, said US President Donald Trump while speaking to reporters in the Malibu area of California on Saturday, after touring the damage caused by wildfires in the state.

Commenting on Friday night's reports about the CIA assessment of the murder, Trump noted that it was "premature."

"They haven't assessed anything yet. It's too early," Trump said.

"That was a very premature report but that's possible, we're going to see, we're going to have a report on Tuesday and it'll be very complete," he added.

The US leader also noted that in the meantime Washington is looking into "some people that we know for a fact were involved and we're being very tough on a lot of people."

Trump's remarks follow media reports published on Friday that claim American intelligence agencies have come to the conclusion that journalist Khashoggi's killing was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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A full report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be released early in the coming week, said US President Donald Trump while speaking to reporters in the Malibu area of California on Saturday, after touring the damage caused by wildfires in the state.

Commenting on Friday night's reports about the CIA assessment of the murder, Trump noted that it was "premature."

"They haven't assessed anything yet. It's too early," Trump said.

"That was a very premature report but that's possible, we're going to see, we're going to have a report on Tuesday and it'll be very complete," he added.

The US leader also noted that in the meantime Washington is looking into "some people that we know for a fact were involved and we're being very tough on a lot of people."

Trump's remarks follow media reports published on Friday that claim American intelligence agencies have come to the conclusion that journalist Khashoggi's killing was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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