Canada sanctions Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

Canada sanctions Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

Canada sanctions Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

Following a contentious administration briefing about the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Senate voted to advance a measure that would tie the hands of President Donald Trump's foreign policy as it relates to Saudi Arabia.

The 63 to 37 vote, with 13 Republicans joining the Democrats, was held after senators were denied a briefing by Gina Haspel, the Central Intelligence Agency director, on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"This case is not closed", she said.

He vowed last week to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether the crown prince knew about the plan to kill Khashoggi.

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

"There is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the order to murder Jamal Khashoggi", Pompeo told reporters after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate that weakening US-Saudi ties over Khashoggi's killing would be insensible.

This article has been adapted from its original source. But he said he believes the Senate should "figure out some way for us to send the appropriate message to Saudi Arabia that appropriately displays American values and American national interests".

The Crown Prince himself, known by his initials MBS, arrived in Buenos on Wednesday. "It's very important to act and to speak only on the basis of real certainty", Freeland said. "It's our belief. that when there's a vacuum of leadership that someone steps up and makes sure that the community knows that this is something that we take seriously". She said the Saudi explanations lack credibility to date.

Argentina has cooperation agreements with Saudi Arabia in tourism and other areas. But it's left untouched a controversial $15-billion deal, brokered by the Canadian government, to supply Riyadh with weaponized armoured vehicles.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday the trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi will be held towards the end of the Trump-Abe talks.

The trilateral, which would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe, is part of the series of meetings the United States president would have on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on November 30 and December 1. Britain is a major arms supplier to Saudi Arabia and opposition politicians and human rights groups have called on the government to cease such sales due to the high civilian death toll in air raids by the coalition in Yemen.

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