Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the image.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, amid the furor underway over the death of Jamal Khashoggi and President Trump's overt impatience with the timetable for an investigation Saudi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia tweeted an image of the high official of the US cabinet. UU And the crown prince, who is being criticized for his close relationship with the 15-member Saudi team that is accused of killing the Saudi dissident inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the image.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the image

The two men met on Monday night, after Trump increased his dissatisfaction with a Saudi explanation he initially described as credible.

The legend with the image of the two men did not mention the brutal murder of Khashoggi or the information flows that led to the crown prince.

The two men are represented sitting on large chairs while the Crown Prince gestures and Mnuchin listens, looking in his direction.

"#CrownPrince meets with the US Secretary of the Treasury and highlights the importance of the strategic partnership between Saudi Arabia and the United States, where it has an important role in the future in line with the # Vision2030 of the Kingdom," according to the tweet

The tweet also did not mention the vast commercial ties between the two nations, although President Trump has raised the issue of multi-million dollar defense purchases that the Saudis agreed to make from the US. UU

The tweet did not mention the killing of Khashoggi, although it is a priority on the agenda of US and Saudi Arabian officials.

The tweet did not mention the killing of Khashoggi, although it is a priority on the agenda of US and Saudi Arabian officials.

The tweet did not mention the killing of Khashoggi, although it is a priority on the agenda of US and Saudi Arabian officials.

Mnuchin said on Sunday that the Saudi government's explanation was "a good first step, but not enough." Critics have ridiculed the explanation, of a fight and an interrogation that has gone bad, for not having said what happened to Khashoggi's body or why a Saudi team went to question him.

President Donald Trump said Monday that he spoke with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the death of Khashoggi, a dissident and Washington Post columnist, and is not satisfied with what he heard about it.

"I'm not satisfied with what I heard," he told reporters at the White House before going to a campaign rally in Houston.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gave in to pressure on Thursday and said he would join a large number of CEOs to leave a Saudi investment conference

"We will know a lot in the next two days about the situation in Saudi Arabia," he promised.

"We have people in Saudi Arabia now, we have people of superior intelligence in Turkey, and we will see what we have, tomorrow I will know a lot, they will return tonight or tomorrow morning, but we have people in Saudi Arabia and people in Turkey. ; said Trump, without mentioning Mnuchin by name.

The president also said that a month is a long time & # 39; for Saudi Arabia to conduct its own investigation into what happened to Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was never seen again.

Originally Saudi officials said the journalist left the building. But Turkish officials claimed that Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered.

Mnuchin is participating in an anti-terrorist meeting in Saudi Arabia with Saudi security greats despite the uproar over Khashoggi.

The meeting, which will include figures from the same security service linked to the disappearance of Khashogli, is independent of the economic summit & # 39; Davos in the desert & # 39 ;. Mnuchin announced that he was jumping after a parade of corporate figures and the media.

His meeting with the crown prince, known as MBS, was not announced in advance.

The Center for the Financing of Terrorism in Riyadh Mnuchin would still attend include members of the security service, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with Mnuchin's plans.

Mnuchin announced that he would skip the other event after a meeting at the White House with President Trump, who was criticized for his efforts to explain Saudi Arabia's position since Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate. In Estambul.

Reports since then have indicated that the members of Saudi security, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi intelligence services were part of a team of 15 men who allegedly flew into the country and killed Khashoggi.

The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The moves come after Mnuchin gave in to pressure on Thursday and said he would join a large number of CEOs to leave a Saudi investment conference.

"I met with @ realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo and decided that I will not participate in the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia," Mnuchin said.

Mnuchin had been under intense pressure to abandon the conference that the White House had considered intrinsic to his effort to dry up funds for terrorists.

He maintained until Thursday that he would participate, despite Turkish assurances that the Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi was not missing, but that he had been kidnapped and killed by a Saudi Arabian squad.

The Dow fell sharply after Mnuchin revealed he was withdrawing from the financial event on Thursday. It fell 327 points, or 1.3 percent, throughout the day, but the fall accelerated as the news came to light.

Mnuchin had been under intense pressure to abandon the conference that the White House had considered intrinsic to his effort to dry up funds for terrorists.

Mnuchin had been under intense pressure to abandon the conference that the White House had considered intrinsic to his effort to dry up funds for terrorists.

Mnuchin had been under intense pressure to abandon the conference that the White House had considered intrinsic to his effort to dry up funds for terrorists.

The Dow fell sharply after Mnuchin revealed that he was withdrawing from the event. It fell 327 points, or 1.3 percent, throughout the day, but the fall accelerated as the news came to light.

The Dow fell sharply after Mnuchin revealed that he was withdrawing from the event. It fell 327 points, or 1.3 percent, throughout the day, but the fall accelerated as the news came to light.

The Dow fell sharply after Mnuchin revealed that he was withdrawing from the event. It fell 327 points, or 1.3 percent, throughout the day, but the fall accelerated as the news came to light.

After a meeting with Trump and the secretary of state, who was just on a trip to both nations, Mnuchin suddenly changed course.

President Trump admitted on Thursday that Jamal Khashoggi is probably dead, since the hope that the disappeared journalist will appear dissipated.

"It certainly looks that way to me, it's very sad," Trump told reporters as he prepared to board Air Force One for a flight to Montana. "It's bad, it's bad, but we'll see what happens."

Trump said the punishment would be "severe" if he discovers that Saudi Arabia hurt the journalist.

The announcement came minutes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at the White House that Saudi Arabia deserves a few more days. to get to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance amid a growing uproar over the alleged assassination of the Saudi dissident.

President Trump admitted on Thursday that Jamal Khashoggi is probably dead, as the hope that the missing journalist appears alive dissipated

President Trump admitted on Thursday that Jamal Khashoggi is probably dead, as the hope that the missing journalist appears alive dissipated

President Trump admitted on Thursday that Jamal Khashoggi is probably dead, as the hope that the missing journalist appears alive dissipated

"We made it clear that we took this matter very seriously, and they made it clear to me that they also understand the serious nature of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance," he said. "They also made it clear that they will conduct a full and exhaustive investigation of all the facts related to Mr. Khashoggi, and that they will do so in a timely manner."

Pompeo spoke after informing President Trump about his meetings with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, where he warned the Saudi royal family that they had 72 hours to finish the investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi.

The reports described a bitter encounter between Pompeo and the crown prince, after smiling photos of the two men fed a narrative that the United States was willing to help the Saudis find cover for the murder.

Trump insisted on Wednesday that this was not the case.

"I'm not going to cover anything," he argued. "That said, Saudi Arabia has been a very important ally of us in the Middle East."

The president had suggested earlier this week that the suspected death was a "dishonest" murder that was not ordered by the Saudi kingdom after a conversation with the king of the nation.

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