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Senators hope for more Saudi sanctions in wake of Khashoggi report

Posted On: Apr 17, 2021   |   Posted By: Politico

Senators hope for more Saudi sanctions in wake of Khashoggi report

Lawmakers of both parties on Sunday expressed a desire for the Biden administration to go further in sanctioning Saudi Arabia - and particularly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - in the wake of the release of an intelligence report directly implicating him in the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
“No, I don't think he does go far enough, although you have to give him credit because he's actually increased sanctions and he's increased the travel bans on those individuals who were directly responsible,” Sen. Rob Portman told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's “This Week.”
The Biden administration on Friday released a long-secret intelligence report in which U.S. officials for the first time directly implicated the crown prince in the brutal murder of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. President Joe Biden stopped short of sanctioning Salman himself, though the Treasury Department unveiled sanctions against others directly involved in the killing...

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