Rubio Leads GOP Senators in Pressuring Trump to End Nuclear Talks with Saudi Arabia

It has been confirmed that reporter Jamal Khashoggi was intentionally murdered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

A Turkish source claims that Khashoggi was strangled shortly after entering the consulate.

Any claim that the murder was sanctioned by Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman.

The sanctioned murder of Khashoggi is the reason a growing number of members of Congress are pressuring President Donald Trump to end the current talks with Saudi Arabia over nuclear cooperation between the two nations.

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Among those pressuring Trump is a group of 5 Republican Senators led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

AOL – A group of Republican senators led by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is pressing the Trump administration to cut off civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

In a letter to President Donald Trump obtained by NBC News, five senators say they had concerns about nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia even before Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. But they say his death has fueled further doubts about the kingdom’s leadership.

“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 decision makers in Saudi Arabia,” the senators write. “We therefore request that you suspend any related negotiations for a U.S.-Saudi civil nuclear agreement for the foreseeable future.” …

There are three big questions surrounding the Khashoggi murder as it pertains to the United States.

Should the United States take punitive action against Saudi Arabia over the murder of Khashoggi?

Should the United States risk the second strongest ally they have in the Middle East over the Khashoggi murder?

Many nations take similar action against those who criticize their government, but they usually don’t make as much international news as the murder of Khashoggi.

Should the United States get involved in all of these situations as they are with Khashoggi?




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