The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.
"While officials said there's no question Prince Mohammed ordered the killing & imprisonment of dissidents & opponents, a ban would make it impossible to deal w Saudis in the future. He was, they concluded, too important to American interests to punish." https://t.co/F1GC2XOyO6
Biden has decided that the price of directly penalizing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince [#MBS] is too high, according to senior administration officials, despite a detailed American intelligence finding that he directly approved the killing of Jamal Khashoggi https://t.co/TtAj1pvc1Z
Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach... via @SangerNYT https://t.co/OHck6JR8xl
"Actually, it doesn't matter who's in charge! Either way, you can murder a journalist and dismember him with bone saws and it's fine." —America https://t.co/RHIlssEjJo
The decision “will deeply disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained that Trump was failing to hold M.B.S. accountable for his role.” @SangerNYT https://t.co/A2bpkX1lF7
ZERO consequences from President Biden “President Biden won’t penalize Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, fearing a breach with a key ally, officials said.” https://t.co/JaiXpxEcmk
MBS gets away with cold blooded murder. Some poisoned relationships are bipartisan forever. https://t.co/AtEklgnVvI
"President Biden has decided that the price of directly penalizing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is too high" -- always read @SangerNYT https://t.co/N6aN0uARe1
A newly named “Khashoggi ban,” to restrict visas to anyone determined to be participating in state-sponsored efforts to harass, detain or harm dissidents and journalists around the world. About 70 Saudis will be designated in the first tranche. https://t.co/1DyoZIEfSa
⚡ Biden decided that the diplomatic price of directly penalizing MBS for the Khashoggi murder was too high, @SangerNYT reports, citing unnamed senior admin officials https://t.co/Zn93o5xTkK https://t.co/xmNXP7CnTy
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