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Last Thursday, Trump talked to his "good friend" MBS about the possibility of Russia and Saudi Arabia cutting oil production by 10.000.000 barrels, which he said would be "Good (GREAT) news for everyone!"
The only people that would be good news for are oil companies, who would see a rise in the price of oil due to reduction in output. The rest of us would see higher gasoline prices, and that definitely is NOT great news for everyone.
On March 25, 2020, Turkey charged 20 people over the murder of Khasogghi. Included in that total are two aides to MBS. Arrests warrants have been issued to all 20, none of whom are currently in Turkey, and the trial would be conducted in absentia. Among them are intelligence operative Maher Mutreb, forensic expert Salah al-Tubaigy, and Fahad al-Balawi, a member of the Saudi royal guard.
Trump statement comes approximately 18 month s since Khasogghi's murder in October of 2018.
So far, Trump has refrained from criticizing Saudi Arabia because he does not want to jeopardize arms sales to the country.
Saudi Arabia is currently the world's largest importer of arms. A total of 73 percent of Saudi Arabia’s arms imports came from the USA and 13 percent from the UK. The U.K suspended its sales last year after a Court of Appeal ruling that the selling of weapons for attacks in Yemen was unlawful.
Saudi Arabia launched its war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing back to power the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crushing the Ansarullah revolutionary movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project [ACLED], a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi war has claimed more than 100,000 lives since the war broke out.