Top Officials of US Senate Defend Close Saudi Ties Despite Khashoggi Murder

Top Officials of US Senate Defend Close Saudi Ties Despite Khashoggi Murder

The senior members of the cabinet of President Donald Trump struck US senators on Wednesday not to belittle the bonding with their close ally Saudi Arabia over the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, claiming that it would be harmful to national security and threatening vibe for the Middle East stability.

After the frequent calls from the members of Congress for a solid US response, the State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis updated the Senate inside closed ambience about Saudi Arabia and the happenings of 2nd October  Murder of Khashoggi in Istanbul at the Saudi consulate and on the war in Yemen.

Pompeo admitted to the lawmakers that the Yemen dilemma has turned into terrible devastation on civilians, but contended that Saudi Arabia provides a significant counterblast to Iran in the region.

State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in the composed remarks to the Senate, “More broadly, degrading ties with Saudi Arabia would be a grave mistake for U.S. national security, and that of our allies. The Kingdom is a powerful force for stability in an otherwise fraught the Middle East”.

However, Mattis and Pompeo were not perceived to lead the foreign policy voices of the Senate, including some few fellow Republicans of Trump who professed their faith in taking no step would indicate a more savaging message to the world.

The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Republican Senator Bob Corker, said after the apparent orientation to everyone in the room that Crown Prince was accountable for the brutal murder of Khashoggi.

Corker also said, “We have a problem here. We understand that Saudi Arabia is an ally, of sorts, and a semi-important country. We also have a crown prince that’s out of control”.

Corker said, “I think 80 per cent of the people left the hearing this morning not feeling like an appropriate response has been forthcoming.” Croker alerted that Congress would act if the administration does not.

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