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> The global reverberations from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi continued on Monday, with Saudi Arabia issuing sharp criticism of the US Senate.>> In condemning the murder->> Last week the Senate passed resolutions blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for the journalist's death.>> Ayes appear to have it, the ayes do have it.
>> And also calling for an end to US millitary support for a Saudi led offensive in Yemen. The foreign ministry in Riyad was clearly not impressed. It accused the senate of blatant interferences in the Kingdom's internal affairs and said the resolutions were based on unsubstantiated claims, adding that it rejects any and all accusations that disrespect its leadership.
] and are->> The Senate resolutions were a rare rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and President Donald Trump. He says he wants Washington to stand by Saudi Arabia.>> They're paying us $400 billion plus to purchase and invest in our country.>> Calling them a great ally.
Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi Consulate in Instanbul sparked global outrage, and damaged the reputation of the 33-year-old Crown Prince known as MBS. Saudi Arabia has also come under increased scrutiny for civilian deaths and a humanitarian crisis in Yemen where it supports the internationally recognized government against Iran aligned Huthis.
Riyadh says MBS had no prior knowledge of Khashoggi's murder. After offering numerous contradictory explanations it later claimed he had been killed after negotiations to persuade him to return to Saudi Arabia failed.