US Senator Rand Paul urges Trump to kill Saudi arms deal over Khashoggi murder

US President Donald Trump speaks to US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) during a “Make America Great Again” rally at the Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 13, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump should cancel arms deals with Saudi Arabia as a punishment over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says top Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Khashoggi, a US resident who wrote for the Washington Post, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 after being lured into the mission for some standard paperwork.

While mounting evidence released by Turkey and even the CIA, point to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the murder, US President Donald Trump has so far resisted calls inside Washington to hold him responsible.

In an attempt to ease the criticism, the US Treasury Department imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudis involved in the murder on Thursday.

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