U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist KhashoggiAmong those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved in Khashoggi’s death. The announcement was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals. It also allows President Donald Trump’s administration to stop short of any action that might affect lucrative U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia that he has vowed to preserve.



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