US Senate delivers bipartisan rebuke to Trump's Saudi policy

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Macri was speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, who said the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very serious".

The Trump administration launched a furious last-minute lobbying campaign aimed at stopping the resolution, including a briefing in the Senate on Wednesday morning with Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The bipartisan vote was viewed as a rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration, which is leading the war in Yemen, and President Trump for their handling of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Senate leaders said. United States intelligence officials believe the Saudi crown prince must have at least known of the plot to kill him.

U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown a wrench into talk about a coordinated censuring of Saudi Arabia by Western allies, announcing last week the United States will take no punitive measures against the Middle East kingdom.

A media release from Global Affairs Canada said these Saudis "are, in the opinion of the Government of Canada, responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018".

The move comes as the crown prince arrives in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit.

The 63 to 37 vote, with 13 Republicans joining the Democrats, was held after senators were denied a briefing by Gina Haspel, the Central Intelligence Agency director, on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Senate on Wednesday voted across party lines to move forward a bill that would end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. "I can not recall a briefing on such a sensitive nature where we have been denied access to the intelligence agencies of the United States".

In another explanation, a White House official said Haspel decided not to participate in part because of frustration with lawmakers leaking classified intelligence from such settings.

The procedural vote received more Republican support than had been expected after the resolution, sponsored by Republican Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, fell six votes short of passage earlier this year. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Seventeen Saudi nationals have been rendered inadmissible to Canada.

He said the crown prince "owns this death".

Argentinian federal prosecutor Ramiro González accepted the case, HRW said Wednesday. His language was blunt in a Wall Street Journal article, writing that Khashoggi's murder "has heightened the Capitol Hill caterwauling and media pile-on". This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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