Saudi Official: Congress 'Curtails' US Allies by Seeking to Penalize Saudis

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al Jubeir says Saudi authorities do not know the location of slain dissident Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Calls Jamal Khashoggi Murder A 'Mistake'

A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to Mr. Trump in October calling for an investigation and a decision on sanctions under the global Magnitsky Human Rights Act, which is aimed at punishing foreign government officials for human rights violations. On October 10, 2018, a bipartisan group of USA senators triggered the terms of the Global Magnitsky Act, requiring the president to investigate and determine if a foreign person is responsible for Khashoggi's death within 120 days.

A year before Mr Khashoggi was murdered on Oct 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Prince Mohammed told Mr Aldakhil that he'd use that bullet if Mr Khashoggi didn't return to the kingdom and stop criticising the government from his perch in the USA, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Pompeo said that Trump's administration was "working diligently" on its investigation.

Personal amenities of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have reached Islamabad, ahead of his two-day trip to Pakistan during which investment deals worth billions of dollars are expected to be signed between the two decades-old allies, according to a media report on Monday.

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The remarks came after US President Donald Trump missed a Congress deadline to determine who ordered Mr Khashoggi's assassination amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of going after the writer "with a bullet".

"America should never descend to this level of moral bankruptcy", Kaine added. We will hold those responsible accountable and we will punish them. Lawmakers, including Menendez and Sen.

Murphy said lawmakers could go to court to try to make the president comply, or they can move forward with their own list of sanctions. "We can just make a determination ourselves".

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime. He insisted the crown prince had no role in the slaying - that it was a "rogue operation" with no official backing.

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