US senators keen to punish Saudi crown prince but divided on tactics

US senators keen to punish Saudi crown prince but divided on tactics
 

US senators, bent on punishing the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Thursday they want to vote next week to penalize Riyadh, but struggled to agree on how best to do so.
Despite Donald Trump’s desire to maintain close ties to Saudi Arabia, several of his fellow Republicans have joined Democrats in blaming the crown prince for Khashoggi’s death and backing legislation to respond by ending US support for the Saudi-led war effort in Yemen, imposing new sanctions and stopping weapons sales.
But others strongly oppose linking the... read more

 
6 December 2018 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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