Canada sanctions 17 Saudis in Khashoggi death ahead of G20

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis in Khashoggi death ahead of G20

"The president of the United States has refused to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia in part because he is more interested in appeasing USA defense contractors than holding the Saudis accountable for the murder of a Washington Post journalist or for the thousands of Yemeni civilians killed by those weapons", Warren said in a speech at American University.

The sanctions freeze assets any of the 17 people hold in Canada, and bars them from the country.

"The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is abhorrent and represents an unconscionable attack on the freedom of expression of all individuals", Freeland also told a press conference in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Ms. Freeland, speaking to reporters in Argentina before a Group of 20 meeting, said these new sanctions do not bring to an end Canada's interest in the fate of Mr. Khashoggi.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A board members will consider a resolution to honor murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the very street where the Saudi Arabian embassy sits in Foggy Bottom.

Khashoggi, who lived in the US and wrote for The Washington Post, was publicly critical of the Saudi crown prince.

"They obviously made a giant strategic error in abducting and murdering Jamal Khashoggi".

She says the federal government is reviewing its arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and adds while this review is underway no new export permits will be granted to the Kingdom.

The vote on Wednesday was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but also to Trump's administration, which has made clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing usa relationship with Riyadh over the killing.

MBS's stop in the North African country came during a tour of "brotherly Arab states", the first trip the Saudi crown prince has taken outside of Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi was murdered.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against moving ahead with the resolution but said a day earlier that "some kind of response" was needed from the United States for the Saudis' role in Khashoggi's death.

Last month, a source in Macron's office said France would not make any decisions on its relationship with Saudi Arabia until the facts surrounding Khashoggi's death are clear. In terms of our work to seek an investigation which is credible and transparent for the sake of the world.

In the face of that, Congress is set to vote on a war powers resolution this week, which would withdraw USA support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, and is considering sanctions or other penalties for the kingdom.

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