Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he had no idea he had so many hitmen on his staff. Crown Prince bin Salman explained that he was a simple war criminal who was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians and the starvation of over 20 million civilians in Yemen. He said he had nothing to do with the disappearance of Khashoggi. He asked the assembled journalists if any of them had ever seen him kill a journalist and apparently, they had not. Crown Prince bin Salman went on to announce that he believed that Jamal Khashoggi had apparently been killed by some rouge elements and that if that was the case they would be brought to justice. Presumably that would be in what is locally colloquially known as Chop Chop Square where most public beheadings take place in Riyadh. Donald Trump said that he did not want to believe the Crown Prince had any prior knowledge of Khashoggi murder because he was such a good customer of US armaments.
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