U.S. Republicans set resolution blaming Saudi prince for journalist's death

U.S. Republicans set resolution blaming Saudi prince for journalist's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce on Thursday legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability for those responsible for his death.

The joint resolution, which is co-sponsored by eight other Republicans, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate. However, it still must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump to come into effect.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2018 00:09:12 IST

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