Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Senate Resolution Would Fault Saudi Prince for Khashoggi Death

In defending Trump's reaction to the murder of a U.S.-based columnist, Utah Rep. Stewart says 'journalists disappear' all the time ‘Smoking saw’: After CIA briefing, Senators confident MBS behind Khashoggi killing
Leonard Rios | 07 December, 2018, 11:18

Saudi Arabia has sought to distance Prince Mohammed from the murder and has received support from the administration of US President Donald Trump, which has downplayed possible links between the crown prince and what happened to Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, 59, was killed shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork for his upcoming marriage.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet yesterday called for an worldwide investigation.

A group of Republican and Democratic senators defied the White House on Wednesday and introduced a resolution that would hold Saudi Arabia's crown prince accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

But it emphasized that it would "continue as before to welcome scholars and students from Saudi Arabia to the Harvard community".

"I can not support arms sales to Saudi Arabia as long as he's in charge of this country", Graham told reporters.

The war in Yemen and the broader issue of the behavior of the Saudi crown prince are not entirely related, and that will be the case that senators opposing the War Powers measure are sure to make when the floor debate takes place.

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Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama and the Appropriations Committee Chairman, echoed that "all evidence points to that, that all this leads back to the crown prince".

But two key US Republican senators said a Tuesday briefing by the CIA's director only strengthened their conviction that Prince Mohammed directed the murder.

USA senators said on Thursday they expect to vote next week on efforts to make clear to Saudi Arabia there is a strong concern in Washington about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey, despite President Donald Trump's calls for continued close ties to Riyadh.

Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. He made a statement that MBS would be "convicted in 30 minutes", if he went in front of jury and, again, pointed out that the difference between the Central Intelligence Agency briefing and the Pompeo/Mattis briefing was like the "difference between darkness and sunshine", per WaPo. "They have done, I believe, some permanent damage to that standing".

Saudi Arabia has already detained 21 people and says it is seeking the death penalty for five.

MIT should maintain its financial and research ties to Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom's involvement in a civil war and humanitarian crisis in neighboring Yemen, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's suspected links to the brutal killing of a journalist, an internal university report recommends. Still, the Senate voted 63-37 to discharge the Yemen resolution from the Foreign Relations committee for consideration last week.

"There are lots of Republicans who are going to try to water this down, but they'll have to find 50 votes, and I'm not sure that they have 50 votes for a substitute". Graham, who's proven to be a staunch Trump supporter as of late, goes as far to say that he and his party members were purposefully mislead by Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis, who had previously said there was no "smoking gun".

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