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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