Canada sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Arturo Kim
December 1, 2018

Canada has imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals allegedly linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Because of the administration's handling of Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia, Graham voted for the Yemen resolution - after switching his vote. The U.S., Germany and France have already done something similar.

Khashoggi's murder - which sparked worldwide condemnation of Riyadh - has also renewed public outrage in Canada over Ottawa's controversial $15-billion deal to sell light armoured vehicles to the kingdom.

"This case is not closed", she said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., 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.

Freeland said a credible and independent worldwide investigation needs to happen. "It is the clear opinion of our government that they were either either directly involved or complicit in the murder", she said.

"It's very important to gather all the facts".

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"It reflects the respect in which the prime minister and his initiatives are held globally to take the lead on issues of global importance", the sources said. "These are not accusations that we can make lightly".

The G-20 summit is the first worldwide forum attended by the Saudi Prince's since the crisis over the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Buenos Aires: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit here on Thursday and they discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.

The Trump administration has made clear it does not want to torpedo the longstanding US relationship with Riyadh over the killing.

Canada says it is also now reviewing its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

President Trump was headed to Argentina on Thursday to meet with fellow world leaders after a stinging setback from his own country's legislature over the killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

Human Rights Watch accuses the prince of war crimes in Yemen and responsibility for the gruesome slaying of newspaper columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month. Saudi Arabia remained indifferent to calls from the global community, the increasing humanitarian price of the war and the fact that the battle would remain futile.

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