Senate proposal: MBS responsible for killing of Khashoggi

December 7, 2018

6 top U.S. senators from cross-party lines have introduced a scathing resolution to hold the Saudi Crown Prince accountable for the killing of Khashoggi. The proposal states that the Senate “has a high level of confidence” that MBS “was complicit in the murder.”
Senator Bob Corker speaks to journalist after an intelligence briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel, on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Washington, United States on December 4, 2018. Anadolu Agency

The developments surrounding the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which took place in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, are all pointing to the same direction: the murderer!

After receiving a CIA brief on the matter, on Tuesday, U.S. senators said that they were more than certain that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of Khashoggi.

After the press release of U.S. senators, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that an international investigation was needed to determine who was responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Following the statement of Bachelet, news agencies released another striking headline: ‘Bipartisan group of senators introduces measure saying Saudi crown prince is ‘complicit’ in the killing of journalist.’

6 top U.S. senators from cross-party lines have introduced a scathing resolution to hold the Saudi Crown Prince accountable for the killing of Khashoggi. The proposal states that the Senate “has a high level of confidence” that MBS “was complicit in the murder.”

If approved by the Senate, it would officially condemn MBS for the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch – a New York based international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights – called Turkey to submit a formal request to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to conduct an independent international probe into the killing of Khashoggi.

And finally, a Nordic country, following Germany, Denmark suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the Kingdom’s role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

*Written by Selahattin Emre Celebi

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