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Donald Trump ‘not satisfied’ with Saudi explanation for Jamal Khashoggi death story-GADSTIME

US President Donald Trump says he is "not satisfied" with Saudi Arabia's account of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia for the first time admitted that Mr Khashoggi was dead, saying he was killed in a "fist fight" in its Istanbul consulate.
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"I'm not satisfied until we find the answer," Mr Trump said, adding that sanctions were a possibility, but that halting an arms deal would "hurt us more than it would hurt them".
Mr Trump said it was "possible" that the powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not know about the killing.
Until Friday, Saudi Arabia had denied knowledge of his whereabouts and insisted he had left the building alive.

What is Saudi Arabia's version of events?

The kingdom said a fight broke out between Mr Khashoggi, who had fallen out of favour with the Saudi government, and people who met him in the consulate - ending with his death.
It says investigations are under way, and so far 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested.

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