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Neal Statement Following Trump’s Refusal to Punish Saudi Crown Prince Following Journalist Killing

November 21, 2018
Press Release

Springfield, MA – U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after President Donald Trump signaled he would not punish the Saudi Crown Prince over journalist Jamel Khashoggi’s killing.


“Despite the CIA’s conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamel Khashoggi, President Trump continues to side with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the professionals in America’s intelligence agencies. I strongly believe Saudi Arabia must be held accountable for orchestrating the murder of an innocent writer for the Washington Post writer who was also a legal resident of the United States. His shocking death is contrary to the values of democratic societies across the globe that champion a free and independent press and should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. I support organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that are calling for an independent investigation into this brutal killing. We deserve to know the truth about the death of Jamel Khashoggi,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.