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The situation around the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi did not affect the US defense policy towards Saudi Arabia, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said during the press conference organized by Washington Post

According to him, Saudi Arabia does not differ from any other state as defense cooperation with a particular country is completely determined by defense policy.

There have been no changes in policy towards Saudi Arabia that would affect the interaction of the armed forces, the Chair added.

Saudi Arabian opposition columnist Khashoggi disappeared in Saudi Arabian Consulate General in Istanbul on October 2. The Saudi authorities reported on October 20 that he was murdered after the conflict broke out. The world community strongly condemned this crime, urging Riyadh to conduct a transparent investigation.

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