Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince is Here to Stay

Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince is Here to Stay

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Bahrain on Sunday (Nov 25), continuing his first trip overseas since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul drew global condemnation.

Last week, in a meandering written statement, Trump vowed to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, saying both Saudi King Salman and the country's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deny having any knowledge of the journalist's killing.

Schiff, the committee's incoming chairman, said the panel will look into the Trump family's business ties with Saudi Arabia and whether "personal financial interests" drive U.S. A bipartisan pair of senators also have invoked the Global Magnitsky Act, which enables sanctions over human rights offenses, to force Trump to formally say within a few months whether he thinks Mohammed was responsible for Khashoggi's death. "It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen", which implicates the crown prince.

He was killed and reportedly dismembered in what Saudi Arabia described as a "rogue" operation, but Central Intelligence Agency analysis leaked to the United States media pointed the finger at MBS - an allegation Riyadh denies. "When I see foreign leaders, they say we can not believe the difference in strength between the United States now and the United States two years ago". He said Mohammed bin Salman "contributed to murdering somebody overseas and it is not strength to sort of mumble past that".

In his cable sent to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince said the "visit to our second country, the United Arab Emirates, comes within the framework of the distinguished and special fraternal relations that bind our two countries and the peoples, and the common desire to deepen cooperation in all fields under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman".

"If you want to see oil prices go to $150 a barrel. all you have to do is break up our relationship with Saudi Arabia", Trump told reporters.

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The critical comments hint at a growing divide between the Trump administration and USA lawmakers from the country's two major parties, who have been at odds over the US's response to the Khashoggi case.

"If there are indicators that the prince was involved in this murder, then we need absolutely to consider further action", Sen.

California Representative Adam Schiff also said he had been briefed by the Central Intelligence Agency about the Saudi plot, calling Trump "dishonest".

Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah, an opponent of USA involvement in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen's civil war, said Trump's assessment was "inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen". "Strength is telling the truth even when it's hard". Trump said in his freaky, exclamation-laded statement last week.

The Senate is expected to take up a bill this week from Lee and Sen. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. "Very simply it is called America First!"

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