“We must have a relationship with some players we disagree with,” Utah told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on “CNN Right Now.” “Journalists disappear throughout the country.”
“This is a very difficult challenge, because we must, on the one hand, keep them responsible – including the Crown Prince for whatever action he may have been involved in” Stewart added. “What will protect the US interests?” What will help prevent Shia extremists? What will help to create stability? What will help to end the war in Yemen? You must balance all these considerations as we move forward on this. “
After being exposed to great international pressure, the Saudi officials acknowledged that Khashoggi’s death was a preventive murder.
Trump responded to the incident in a statement last month under the heading “America First!” which called Khashoggi’s murder “terrible” but declared Saudi Arabia “a great alliance”
On Tuesday, CIA director Gina Haspel was informed about the incident.
Then. Bob Corker, a Republican in Tennessee, chaired the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN after the conversation with Haspel that “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman” ordered, monitored, killing “Khashoggi.
When pressed on Trump’s rejective response to incident, Stewart said: “I think we all agree that there must be an appropriate response here, we must keep individuals responsible and we must fully understand the facts about that too.”