A bipartisan bill has been introduced into the Senate on Wednesday, which would among other things declare the Senate’s general belief that the Saudi Crown Prince was “in control of the security forces at the time of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder,” and by extension complicit in that murder.
The resolution was offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Chris Coons (D-DE). Graham says he believes the Senate has to make a statement to try to make a Saudi relationship that’s sustainable.
The bill condemns the Khashoggi murder, expresses a high level of confidence in the prince’s involvement, and makes a non-binding call for both the US and international community to hold him accountable.
In addition, the bill calls on the Saudis to negotiate a peace deal in Yemen, a settlement to their dispute with Qatar, and to immediately release a number of detained political prisoners.
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