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Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued a statement after the Trump administration imposed sanctions against 17 individuals, under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist:
 
“The United States today took an important step by imposing Global Magnitsky Act sanctions against 17 Saudi individuals, including Royal Court advisor Saud al-Qahtani, for their involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. I urge the Administration to continue investigating Khashoggi’s brutal murder, search out the truth without fear or favor, and hold accountable anyone else linked to this heinous crime, including those at the highest levels of the Saudi government.”
 
  • On October 31, 2018, Rubio and Senate colleagues urged President Trump to suspend talks for U.S.-Saudi civil nuclear agreement after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
 
  • On October 10, 2018, Rubio and Senate colleagues urged President Trump to launch Global Magnitsky investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.