Republicans break ranks with Trump over Saudi dissident’s death

Senator calls account of Jamal Khashoggi’s demise in fist fight ‘bizarre’

Scorn and disbelief at Saudi Arabia’s official explanation of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi mounted over the weekend, despite US president Donald Trump dubbing Riyadh’s belated confession that he had died “credible”.

Speaking to reporters in Nevada, Trump said that it was possible that the Saudi leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been unaware of the death.

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Source: theguardian