Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi

"Canada continues to call for a credible and independent investigation", the statement said, so those responsible can face justice.

The Canadian measures contain no mention of the Crown Prince, however.

Senior members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet urged US senators Wednesday not to downgrade ties with Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it would harm national security and threaten Middle East stability.

The president has been accused of ignoring USA intelligence that concluded, according to a us official, that it was likely the crown prince ordered the killing.

While Mr Pompeo and Mr Mattis said there was no direct evidence connecting Prince Mohammed (MBS) to the murder, any downgrading of US-Saudi ties in response would hurt homeland security.

"We expect that in the next 2 to 3 years there will be significant scaling up of Saudi investments in India", said Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, providing a readout of the meeting. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said Modi and Guterres discussed the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference or "COP 24", which is set to be held in Poland from December 3 to December 14, reported ANI.

Hours before the Senate vote, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis briefed senators behind closed doors on the situation in Yemen and the wider Middle East in an effort to convey to senators the administration's view that larger issues are at stake than the Khashoggi murder.

The Senate voted 63-37 to consider a resolution to remove US support of Saudi Arabia-led forces in Yemen, defying a White House memo strongly opposing the measure. Sen. Global trade will figure prominently, especially because of concerns about USA tariffs, as well as tensions between the United States and China.

"Regarding the crown prince, who is attending this summit, Saudi Arabia is a permanent member of the G20". Some senators said the White House blocked her participation.

The worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen also played a role in senators' frustration with the ongoing war there, in which the United States is supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons and support to fight Yemeni troops.

"In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a valuable partner".

Seventeen Saudi nationals have been rendered inadmissible to Canada.

The administration is also downplaying any connection between bin Salman and Khashoggi's murder, a connection that the intelligence community, with "high confidence", has concluded exists.

"The suffering in Yemen grieves me, but if the United States of America was not involved in Yemen, it would be a hell of a lot worse", said Pompeo in prepared remarks.

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