Senate Drive to Punish Saudi Prince Over Khashoggi Death Delayed

Senate Drive to Punish Saudi Prince Over Khashoggi Death Delayed

One of the other measures, a resolution to stop USA support of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, will head to the floor for a Senate vote Wednesday.

Yemenis dig graves for children, who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

Separately, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is also weighing whether to vote on legislation to suspend arms sales with the country and sanction individuals responsible for the murder of Khashoggi - including potentially the crown prince because of his alleged role in ordering the killing.

While the Senate is widely expected to pass a proposal invoking the 1973 War Powers Resolution on Wednesday, allowing Congress to end US support for the war, the GOP's maneuver in the House stymied the plan to ensure that Khanna's proposal would pass. The White House has threatened a veto.

Turkey is in talks with the United Nations about a possible investigation into the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday. Lindsey Graham told reporters after the briefing.

President Donald Trump announces that he has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office, Washington, October 9. "Now, they've taken the further unprecedented step of shutting off the privilege for all Yemen resolutions to prevent any debate on this through the end of this Congress".

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The U.S. Congress has urged a thorough investigation into his death, and threatened to take more actions against Saudi Arabia, such as sanctions and suspension of military support for the Saudi-led attack in Yemen, if those responsible were not held accountable.

Ms. Haley's criticism is a stark difference from comments made by her fellow diplomat Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly said on Tuesday that he would stand with Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite the death of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Riyadh initially denied knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance, then offered contradictory explanations, including that he was killed in a rogue operation.

Altun said Saudi intelligence operatives, including an autopsy expert, traveled to Istanbul for the specific goal of killing Khashoggi.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir ruled out sending them to Turkey for trial.

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"I'm never going to let this go until things change", he said, calling Salman "so toxic, so tainted, and so flawed", despite the Trump administration's close embrace of Saudi Arabia's heir apparent.

Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel briefed leaders of the House of Representatives behind closed doors about the killing.

"It's the most brilliant briefing I've ever received in my time in Congress", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said earlier this month of a briefing by the USA intelligence community on the killing of Khashoggi.

Mr Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who held a separate briefing for the entire Senate, are due to discuss Saudi Arabia with the entire House on Thursday.

Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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