The White House announced Monday that the United States reserves the right to impose future sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman if necessary. On the other hand, a UN human rights investigator criticized America's "failure" to punish the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the case of Khashoggi's murder, considering it "extremely dangerous." </p><div> <p>The United States reserves the right to impose sanctions on the United States, White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said Monday <strong>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman</strong> In the future if needed.
Saki’s comments came during a press briefing, in which she said, “Of course, we reserve the right to take any action at any time and method we choose.
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In the same context, a UN human rights investigator said Monday that it is “very dangerous” for the United States to announce that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to arrest or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi without taking action against him.
Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions who is leading a UN investigation into the 2018 crime, has reiterated her call for sanctions targeting Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s assets and international dealings.
According to a US intelligence report released on Friday, the crown prince approved an operation to capture or kill Khashoggi. The United States imposed sanctions on some of those involved, but exempted Prince Mohammed himself in an effort to preserve ties with the kingdom.
Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, Callamard said that what the declassified “appears to be is very limited and this is disappointing” and that she was expecting more material evidence to be published.
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