United States senate votes to end support for Saudi war over Khashoggi murder

United States senate votes to end support for Saudi war over Khashoggi murder

United States senate votes to end support for Saudi war over Khashoggi murder

The bipartisan vote was viewed as a rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration, which is leading the war in Yemen, and President Trump for their handling of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Senate leaders said.

"While Canada has imposed sanctions on these 17 Saudi nationals, we continue to call for a transparent and rigorous accounting of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Khashoggi's murder", the media release states.

Bolton, Rogers added, "mishandled the notion that 'we're going to circle around the crown prince because we have this big strategic interest in continuing our strong relationship with Saudi Arabia.' in defense and intelligence".

After initially saying he had left the consulate alive, Saudi Arabia admitted weeks later that he was killed there.

"I have always been clear with Saudi Arabia".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Wednesday there was no hard evidence that bin Salman was behind the killing, apparently contradicting an assessment by the Central Intelligence Agency about Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.


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"It reflects the respect in which the prime minister and his initiatives are held globally to take the lead on issues of global importance", the sources said.

Saudi Arabia has told India it is committed to meeting its rising oil demand and is the "shock absorber" for supply disruptions in the oil market.

It is important for all governments to show the crown prince that his presence is not appreciated at the G-20 summit this week, said Bessma Momani, a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a professor at the University of Waterloo specializing in Middle Eastern foreign policy.

Macron also said he has no planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the summit, but he hinted they might have occasion for talks on the sidelines. Momani said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should avoid him. In a statement, the American president said "foolishly" cancelling US$110-billion in arms sales - as some in Congress have suggested - would only mean that Saudi Arabia would go to other countries to acquire them. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch last week accused Saudi Arabia of subjecting several activists - including some female human-rights defenders detained since May - to torture and sexual harassment, allegations denied by a Saudi official.

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