The top foreign policy official in Britain’s opposition Labour Party has accused the government of doing almost nothing to punish Saudi Arabia for its alleged involvement in the death of a prominent journalist in Turkey last year.
Emily Thornberry, who serves as shadow foreign secretary in the British parliament, said Tuesday that the government had failed to act on the issue of Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi journalist who was brutally killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
During a debate in the House of Commons, Thornberry said the Foreign Office (foreign ministry) was even trying to protect the Saudis from punitive actions by other countries.
She criticized Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt for his comments during a recent visit to Berlin where he criticized Germany for its ban on arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
“There are no official answers and…