Republicans ready to weaken USA military support for Saudis

Mike Pompeo Says No Direct Report Links Saudi Arabia Prince To Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

Mike Pompeo Says No Direct Report Links Saudi Arabia Prince To Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

A meeting between Crown Prince Muhammad and Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

"If we do, we have only ourselves to blame for our country's lost credibility on the world stage and more importantly our own consciences will bear the blame for the thousand of lives that will surely continue to be lost". However, on Wednesday, the Senate voted to advance a measure that would end American involvement in the Saudi-led war, a move that was seen as a stunning rebuke to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, voted against the bill. Mike Lee of Utah and Independent Sen.

The president has faced accusations of ignoring US intelligence that concluded, according to a USA official, that it was likely the crown prince himself ordered the killing.

The procedural vote received more Republican support than had been expected after the resolution, sponsored by Republican Sen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Muslim countries to unite in face of regional challenges, like in Yemen, and those aiming to instigate divisions and conflict between them.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Argentina during the G20 summit, where the two leaders will talk about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Moscow has confirmed.

As the humanitarian crisis worsens each day in war-torn Yemen, global efforts to stop the Saudi-led military campaign have ramped up with United Nations -sponsored peace talks expected to start next week.

The US provides intelligence support to the coalition and sells weapons used by the Saudis in Yemen. The Saudi authorities said Khashoggi died in a "brawl" in its consulate.

"I am looking for the Kodak moment", she said. The war has created refugees, orphans and widows and displaced countless families, he said.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of CT, a supporter, said he was more confident about the resolution vote after the briefing.

The White House argues that resolution would hurt US efforts to prevent the spread of al-Qaida and ISIS.

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

The 52-year-old Cohen, who once famously said he would take a bullet for the Republican billionaire, admitted one count of making false statements relating to an already known prospective real-estate deal in court. "But the kingdom is a powerful force for Mideast stability", Mr Pompeo said that "degrading US-Saudi ties would be a grave mistake for the national security of the US and its allies".

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