US Senators Urge Trump to Explore Sanctions Against Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

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The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top senators penned a letter to US President Donald Trump pressing him to consider imposing sanctions "with respect to any foreign person responsible for such a violation related to Mr. Khashoggi," a Saudi Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"The ongoing vanishing of Saudi writer and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi recommends that he could be a casualty of a gross infringement of globally perceived human rights," the legislators composed. This incorporates "torment or merciless, coldhearted, or corrupting treatment or discipline, delayed detainment without charges and preliminary, causing the vanishing of people by the snatching and undercover confinement of those people, and other blatant dissent of the privilege to life, freedom, or security of individual," the officials said. 

We request that you make a determination on the imposition of sanctions pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act," the senators wrote. "Our expectation is that in making your determination you will consider any relevant information, including with respect to the highest ranking officials in the Government of Saudi Arabia."


Sens. Bounce Corker (R-TN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) were signatories of the letter. Corker and Menendez are executive and positioning individual from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, separately. 

Starting reports have proposed Khashoggi was murdered inside the office and his body discarded or transported somewhere else thereafter, yet these reports presently can't seem to be affirmed. As of October 8, the writer's status stayed "missing," as indicated by Sibel Edmonds, revealing from Turkey. As indicated by Edmonds, a FBI informant and distributer of Newsbud, there is a whole other world to Khashoggi's past than simply being a writer and editorialist, as he likewise has connections to US insight organizations and the container Laden family.