Canada imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals linked to Khashoggi murder

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Before the ANC meeting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis will brief the Senate Wednesday on Saudi Arabia and Yemen amid increasingly vocal calls in Congress for the U.S.to penalize Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's killing and to halt its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

They will also be barred from entering into Canada. All individuals targeted by Canada on Thursday were also sanctioned by the USA earlier this month.

A media release from Global Affairs Canada said these Saudis "are, in the opinion of the Government of Canada, responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018".

It was a clear signal of bipartisan anger over Mr Trump's apparent unwillingness to punish Saudi Arabia, and in particular Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the...


"The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is abhorrent and represents an unconscionable attack on the freedom of expression of all individuals", Freeland said in a statement.

In a foreign policy address today, MA senator and potential 2020 contender Elizabeth Warren criticized Trump for his close-knit relationship with the Saudis despite the growing backlash against Riyadh in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Canada says it is also now reviewing its arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The move comes amid a months-long simmering diplomatic fight between Canada and Saudi Arabia, which predated Khashoggi's death but has led to other sanctions.

The list does not include the Saudi Crown Prince, who is accused of having links to the murder and who is also attending the G20 Summit.


Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday pushed back against media reports the Central Intelligence Agency concluded Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, telling reporters there is "no smoking gun" implicating the prince, The Week reports.

The government is still calling for a "transparent and rigorous" investigation into the death of the columnist. But he said he believes the Senate should "figure out some way for us to send the appropriate message to Saudi Arabia that appropriately displays American values and American national interests".

Argentinian federal prosecutor Ramiro González accepted the case, HRW said Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown a wrench into talk about a coordinated censuring of Saudi Arabia by Western allies, announcing last week the United States will take no punitive measures against the Middle East kingdom.


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