Trump and Congress Clash Over Suspected Murder of Saudi Journalist 

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Security personel stand at the entrance of Saudi Arabia's consulate on October 11, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

President Trump said Thursday that the U.S. would help investigate the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khahoggi but that he would not stop arms deals with Saudi Arabia or take other punitive actions. Khahoggi disappeared after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week, and anonymous Turkish officials told the New York Times he was assassinated by Saudi agents. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress are calling for an end to arms sales to the Saudis, potential sanctions and investigations into the suspected murder. Forum brings you the latest developments.


Jon Alterman, senior vice president and Middle East program director, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Eli Lopez, global opinions editor, Washington Post

Barbara Plett Usher, state department correspondent, BBC