Saudi crown prince arrives Cairo on regional tour

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on Oct. 16

Republican Sen. Mike Lee: ‘Next Congress’ Will Likely ‘Look Into’ Motive Behind Trump’s Decision-Making On Saudi Arabia

Dozens of Tunisian rights activists and journalists staged a small protest on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

During the segment, Todd asked Lee about the Trump administration's position on Saudi Arabia in light of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Copenhagen and Berlin cited Khashoggi's murder as the reason, while Helsinki noted the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen - at the hands of a Saudi-led military coalition - as the cause, according to the Washington Post.

Trump had argued that a "record amount of money" from selling weapons to the Saudi government "will create hundreds of thousands of jobs" in the US.

The crown prince was accompanied by several high-ranking Saudi officials, including the foreign, trade and interior ministers and the head of general intelligence, the official Saudi Press Agency said.


The NGO says it filed a submission with an Argentina federal prosecutor highlighting its findings on alleged war crimes in Yemen.

During a presidential election campaign rally in 2015, Trump said: "Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them". According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe starvation in more than 100 years.

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner in 2017 exaggerated the amount of U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia in a bid to solidify the Trump administration's alliance with the kingdom, ABC news reported Monday.

Graham's comments come just days after President Donald Trump issued a remarkable statement throwing his support behind Saudi Arabia despite the Khashoggi killing. "However, human rights ― we also are a very strong nation when it comes to human rights, when it comes to the rule of law, and if there are indicators that the prince was involved in this murder than we need absolutely consider further action".


Trump concluded, "In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

The trip, aimed at rebuilding his image and reinforcing ties with allies, promises to offer a contrast to the prince's lengthy tour across the United States in April, where he met Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Disney chief Bob Iger, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Apple's Tim Cook and former President George H. Bush, among many others. "I think in part he feels by saying "we don't know" or 'the world is a unsafe place, ' or 'everybody does it, ' he thinks it makes him look strong".

"They are holding him responsible for the assassination of the journalist Khashoggi, as well as the multiple crimes against humanity he is committing in Yemen". "That can not be the guiding principle behind our foreign policy". "I'm also certain in the next Congress, people will look into that".


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