October 13, 2018 / 7:23 PM / 2 months ago

Trump - U.S. would be 'punishing itself' if it halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

U.S. President Donald Trump walks towards reporters to speak about the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson by Turkey after the president's arrival at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport for an evening campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States would be “punishing itself” if it halts military sales to Saudi Arabia, even if it is proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Reporting by Julia Harte; Editing by Leslie Adler

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