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Khashoggi murder: US imposes economic sanctions, Saudis seek death penalty

The sanctions limit access to the US financial system and freeze people's assets

Reuters 

The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder. The US Treasury Department sanctions were the first concrete response by the Trump administration to Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi ...

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First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 07:53 IST
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