Relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward unless Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “dealt with,” says Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump.
“The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with,” Graham told reporters in Ankara on Saturday, a day after discussing issues related to Saudi Arabia with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The senator also said he will push for more US sanctions against those involved in the killing in October of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul.
The US Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudis involved in the murder. Trump. however, has been reluctant to go after bin Salman, who is widely believed to have ordered the hit job.
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