Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S. C.) announced Tuesday the Senate would fundamentally alter the U. S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following a CIA briefing on…
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S. C.) announced Tuesday the Senate would fundamentally alter the U. S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following a CIA briefing on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
During lengthy remarks to reporters, Graham announced a loss of faith in Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince who has consolidated power in his father’s government.
“MBS, the crown prince, is a wrecking ball. I think he is complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible,” Graham said.
As a result of the new information about bin Salman, Graham no longer considers him “a reliable partner,” and he said the United States needs to reevaluate its relationship with the ruling family.
“Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally and the relationship is worth saving, but not at all costs,” he said. “If the Saudi government is going to be in the hands of this man for a long time to come, I find it very difficult to be able to do business, because I think he’s crazy.

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