More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince

More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince

More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip overseas since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he faces from the gruesome slaying.

According to the source, the Moroccan king decided his country was not ready to host the crown prince "at such a critical juncture", the report said.

On 5 November 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of a project to develop a low-power research nuclear reactor.

The Saudi crown prince is expected to arrive on Tuesday as part of a tour of several Arab countries on his first trip overseas since Khashoggi's murder.

Additionally, Saudi writer Meshaal Aba Al Wadaa Al Harbi said that Egyptian-Saudi relations in the era of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi get stronger day by day.

While Saudi Arabia has blamed the October 2 killing of Khashoggi on a rogue hit squad, weeks of shifting explanations aroused suspicions.

Travelling overseas for the first time since the killing, the crown prince is visiting allies in the Middle East before heading to a Group of 20 summit in Argentina this week, where he may face questions about the gruesome slaying.

The crown prince - also known by his initials, MBS - arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday evening as part of a regional tour as he makes his way to the G20 summit set to take place in Argentina on Friday.

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"The intelligence I've seen suggests that this was ordered by the crown prince", he said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Trump shocked USA lawmakers and world leaders when he vowed to maintain a partnership with Saudi Arabia, despite mounting evidence that MBS ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who had criticized the crown prince. The organization says "many of these attacks ... indicate possible war crimes".

One bipartisan proposal in the Senate calls to impose additional sanctions on Saudi Arabia and others thought to be fomenting unrest in Yemen and to stop the sale and transfer of all weapons to Saudi Arabia until the Yemen campaign is scaled back.

His killing was blamed on the Israeli national intelligence agency Mossad.

On Tuesday, hundreds more demonstrators carried placards reading: "No to polluting revolutionary Tunisia" and: "The murderer is not welcome", in marches organised by youth and women's rights groups.

"However, we are also a country that believes in human rights".

Cavusolgu said, however, that the final decision is up to Erdogan.

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