Trump will not accept new sanctions against Saudi Arabia for killing Khashoggi

The US President Donald trump, before leaving for a long weekend in honor of thanksgiving, issued an official statement in which it announced that it plans tough measures against Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

American journalist Jamal Khashoggi, was killed in the building of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Experts close to the secret services, said that the high probability of involvement in the murder of the top leaders of the Saudi monarchy, including the crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Many critics see the cause of the soft position of the trump in its family ties with the Saudis.

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of Jamal #Khashoggi, we must keep an eye on Trump and his son-in-law Jared #Kushner, and examine their real motives in setting US policy. Are they abusing their power for their own ends?


— Greg Olear (@gregolear) November 18, 2018


Strict measures were made by both Democrats and Republicans, and international partners

At the end of last week a group of senators-representatives of both parties have proposed a bill providing for the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, sanctions against people who block humanitarian access in Yemen and support the rebels, Houthi, as well as personal sanctions against persons responsible for the death Khashoggi.

Adam Schiff, who is expected to become the leader of the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives in January, said that the United States should immediately end support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen and to suspend the sale of arms to the Kingdom.

Some of the Republicans also promised to push for more decisive U.S. action against Saudi Arabia. Congressman Francis Rooney (Committee on foreign Affairs house of representatives) urged trump to apply the so-called Magnitsky act to those responsible for the death of Khashoggi — freezing of US assets, travel ban in the United States and taboos for Americans, dealings with them.

For drastic measures act and many U.S. allies. The French foreign Ministry officially stated yesterday that Paris is ready to join the sanctions against Saudi Arabia. Germany on Monday banned the 18 citizens of Saudi Arabia entering the European Schengen area due to their possible involvement in the murder and confirmed the continuation of the ban on the supply of weapons to Riyadh.


America First — Donald Trump wants to stand by Saudi Arabia & MBS even though the CIA has determined that the crown prince ordered the murder of #Khashoggi. He does not want to jeopardize the relationship with the kingdom because of the money the US stands to lose. Prostitution.

— Walid (@walid970721) November 20, 2018

$450 billion, crude oil prices and the Union against Iran — the case of Donald trump

In response to all these proposals Donald trump today argued in his statement that Saudi Arabia is a key US ally in the region, including in countering Iran, the main ally of the United States to maintain world oil prices at a reasonable level and most important investor. The US President noted that according to the latest agreements, the Saudis are buying various goods and services in the US for $450 billion Of which $110 billion — weapons. «Hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans is an investment in Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon… If we were to cancel these contracts, Russia and China will be the main beneficiaries — and will be very happy to buy this business», — said the owner of the White house. Trump reminded that the US has already announced sanctions against 17 citizens of Saudi Arabia, against which the intelligence community has put forward strong evidence of their possible involvement in the murder. For the rest, including the crown Prince, the information is still being studied, — said the President, noting that all his critics are entitled to their opinion, but must remember that America’s interests and its security above any other interests.