Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

Human Rights Watch had asked Argentina on November 26 to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate any involvement by the crown prince in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia has launched a military campaign, and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Defying the White House, the Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, setting the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days.

Trump has dismissed a Central Intelligence Agency assessment that bin Salman likely ordered Khashoggi's murder.

Anger was abundant on Capitol Hill because neither CIA Director Gina Haspel nor any representative from the CIA was present to brief the members.

The meeting with the Saudi crown prince was Modi's first in a set of "bilaterals" on the sidelines of the G20 that will be followed by meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

And Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who is often strongly allied with Trump, voted to move forward with the resolution and said he would insist on a briefing from Haspel.

The G20 summit in Buenos Aires is the first major global event the Saudi prince has attended since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

The outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul has increased scrutiny on Riyadh's role in conflicts in the region, potentially giving Western powers, which provide arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition, greater impetus for action.

Trump has cast doubt on who is to blame for the murder. "That's all I can say in an unclassified setting".

The block on U.S. military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen was an "unprecedented setback for the Saudis and the Trump administration", Bruce Riedel, of the Brookings Institution, said.

"MbS has not taken ownership of the death", Corker said, using the short-hand initials for the crown prince.

Pompeo said US involvement in the Yemen conflict is central to the Trump administration's broader goal of containing Iranian influence in the Middle East.

She said however that the 17 Saudis targeted by Canada are clearly responsible for Mr. Khashoggi's death.

They will also be barred from entering into Canada.

It has been over a month since the prime minister announced the government is reviewing current export permits to the kingdom, said the New Democrats' foreign-affairs critic Helene Laverdiere.

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