The US received a payment of $US100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders to discuss the investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
But Trump's willingness to give the Saudis more time to investigate the matter - at the behest of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, even as USA intelligence agencies and worldwide leaders say Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind Khashoggi's October 2 disappearance - complicates the growing crisis with the U.S.'s uneasy ally.
That's one reason some expect Washington to try to help Saudi Arabia find a way out of the political mess it faces over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
The four organizations said an worldwide investigation should probe Saudi Arabia's role and aim to identify everyone responsible for ordering, planning and executing any operations related to Khashoggi's disappearance.
"I've seen no tape".
Early in the Turkish investigation, focus was given to the movements of 14 vehicles that came and left the consulate the day of Khashoggi's disappearance.
Marking a shift in tone from his earlier comments, Trump said he was waiting for details from "about three different investigations so we can get to the bottom of" Khoshoggi's disappearance.
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We will have them very soon, and I think we'll be making a statement, a very strong statement.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly one of several bidders vying for a stake in Denel, following government's intention to sell off a piece of the arms manufacturer.
Until Wednesday, South Africa had been silent on the probable murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Instanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
A USA government source said that U.S. intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced of the crown prince's culpability in the operation against Khashoggi, which they believe resulted in his death.
A source familiar with the Turkish investigation has told CNN that Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Khashoggi.
Turkish media claim authorities have audio that shows he was tortured and murdered in the building after a 15-man "hit squad" entered the country.
While Saudi Arabia may never reap the consequences of its actions, the world should be wary of this nation.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch held a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in NY yesterday, calling for an global investigation.