Nikki Haley: We can't give Saudi Arabia a pass on Khashoggi

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 8, 2018

"The whole situation with Khashoggi is, we can't give them a pass".

Earlier, the United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet had pushed for an worldwide inquiry to ascertain who is responsible for Khashoggi's killing.

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top adviser, has had an close relationship with MbS since the dawn of the current administration.

Speaking at a conference in Geneva on December 5, she had said: "I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the (people) responsible for that terrible killing".

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Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have demanded the administration take action against Saudi Arabia due to its role in the affair as well as widespread reports of human rights abuses committed during the kingdom's campaign against a Zaidi Shiite Muslim rebel group known as Ansar Allah or the Houthis in Yemen. The United States has since mentioned that the report did not have any concluding remarks, leading to a furore by US Senators. After a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel this week, a group of bipartisan USA senators said they were convinced the prince played a role in the murder, a mood that could trigger sanctions against the kingdom.

Penn was seen directing shooting on Wednesday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed and dismembered on October 2, as well as at the residence of the Saudi consul general, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency and Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Several world leaders, including British Prime Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, met MBS on the sidelines of the recently held G-20 summit in Argentina and pushed for transparent investigations into the journalist's death which has gripped the world.

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