Efforts to stop Yemen war continue amid humanitarian concerns

Efforts to stop Yemen war continue amid humanitarian concerns

Efforts to stop Yemen war continue amid humanitarian concerns

"Deepening strategic ties. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on sidelines of #G20Argentina".

Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The debate, which may take place next week, would centre on a measure to restrict USA support for the Saudi military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, where a humanitarian disaster is unfolding. "They were accusing people who disagreed with him as somehow loving Obama". The two leaders also talked about cooperation in arms manufacturing and Saudi Arabia's efforts to develop a domestic arms industry, SPA said.

In a Thursday statement the Saudi Public Prosecutor that it had indicted 11 suspects over Khashoggi's death, and has requested the death penalty for five of them.

Senior politicians from both parties rebuffed the Trump administration's attempt to placate lawmakers demanding action against Saudi Arabia.

United States media have reported that the CIA believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder although President Donald Trump has denied that that was the conclusion reached by the intelligence agency.

An all-Senate briefing by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier on Wednesday about Yemen and Saudi Arabia did little to convince senators to oppose the measure and instead seemed only to have pushed members to support it.

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Notably, President Trump has already dismissed the Central Intelligence Agency assessment report that claimed the crown prince ordered for Khashoggi's killing.

The vote showed a significant number of Republicans were willing to break with Trump to express their deep dissatisfaction with Saudi Arabia and with the US response to Khashoggi's brutal killing in Turkey last month.

The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders, who said as the world's superpower it was up to the U.S.to make its own decision on the future of its involvement. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

Amnesty International Canada also welcomed the sanctions - and also said that banning further shipments of armoured vehicles should be part of Canada's response.

Pompeo also urged senators to vote against the Yemen resolution, claiming the timing is bad because they are "on the cusp" of all parties coming to the table for a potential cease-fire.

"MbS has not taken ownership of the death", Corker said, using the short-hand initials for the crown prince.

It has been over a month since the prime minister announced the government is reviewing current export permits to the kingdom, said the New Democrats' foreign-affairs critic Helene Laverdiere.

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