A scathing resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been launched by six top US Senators.
According to reports, the proposal mooted by the Senators across party lines was introduced on Wednesday.
The resolution says the Senate “has a high level of confidence” that Mohammed bin Salman “was complicit in the murder“.
“This resolution – without equivocation – definitively states that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was complicit in the murder of Mr Khashoggi and has been a wrecking ball to the region jeopardising our national security interests on multiple fronts,” Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator and close ally of President Donald Trump, said in a statement.
The gruesome murder of the pen pusher at Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul six weeks ago, has strained Saudi’s ties with the West and battered Prince Mohammed’s image abroad.
Saudi authorities have constantly said the prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, had no prior knowledge of the murder which has sparked a global outcry.