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"We assess that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the report by the office of the US director of national intelligence says.
US President Joe Biden is expected to take a firmer line than his predecessor Donald Trump on human rights and the rule of law in Saudi Arabia, a key American ally in the Middle East.
In a phone call on Thursday with the crown prince's father, King Salman, the president "affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law", the White House said.
According to sources quoted by Reuters news agency, the Biden administration is considering the cancellation of arms deals with Saudi Arabia that pose human rights concerns as well as the limiting of future military sales to "defensive" weapons.
originally posted by: mzinga
a reply to: network dude
So you would rather we be sending Kush to Saudi to kiss their arse? What they did was outrageous and everyone knows they killed him. That should be okay to kill the press?
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: gortex
If I were them I'd be really pissed that their bestest bud let this kind of info out. I mean why would someone do that to the Saudis? It's not like they sponsored some jerkoff who got 19 guys to fly planes into buildings or anything...