After journalist’s slaying in Saudi consulate, senators have concerns about ‘transparency, accountability, and judgment’ of Saudi officials
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and four other GOP senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday urging him to shelve negotiations for a nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia for the time being. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
A group of Republican senators is urging President Donald Trump to suspend ongoing discussions on a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia to limit that country’s nuclear capability as lawmakers learn more about the Saudi government’s role in the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.
“The ongoing revelations about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as certain Saudi actions related to Yemen and Lebanon, have raised further serious concerns about the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decisionmakers in Saudi Arabia,” the GOP senators wrote in a letter to the president Wednesday.