US Will Impose Sanctions On Khashoggi Killing In “Handful More Weeks”

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo declared that it would be a “handful more weeks” while the strong evidence will be collected by the USA for imposing the restrictions in reply to the mysterious killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was also a contributor columnist of Washington Post.

In St Louis, State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in an interview that US President Donald Trump clearly announced that Washington would definitely respond to this killing. According to him, the administration is”reviewing putting sanctions on the individuals that we have been able to identify to date that … were engaged in that murder.”

Pompeo also said, “It’ll take us probably a handful more weeks before we have enough evidence to actually put those sanctions in place, but I think we’ll be able to get there”.

He added, “We’re going to find the fact pattern. The president said we will demand accountability for those who were involved in the commission of this heinous crime.”

In response to the raised questions that whether the United States overlook the Khashoggi killing matter, the top US Diplomat stated that America had  “deep and long-term strategic relationships” with Saudi Arabia and “we intend to make sure that those relationships remain intact.”

The former intelligence minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud told that the yelling about the Khashoggi killing in the United States dwarfing Saudi Arabia and insisting the matter he told due to the pinching riposte of US  about the killing the strategic ties between two countries can be disrupted.

As a royal family member, Turki said, “We value our strategic relationship with the United States and hope to sustain it. We hope the United States reciprocates in kind” in the significant remarks at the  National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

by Haimantee Ghosh on November 2, 2018

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