The US Senate passed a resolution accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of being responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a session in Washington DC on Thursday.
The resolution, initiated by outgoing Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, passed the Senate by voice vote and will now go to the House of Representatives.
«Unanimously, the United States... Еще Senate has said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. That is a strong statement. I think it speaks to the values that we hold dear, the rest of this resolution does. I'm glad the Senate is speaking with one voice unanimously toward this end,» Corker said after the vote.
On the same day, the Senate also passed a resolution by a 56-41 vote calling on the US to stop its support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.
The two resolutions add to mounting pressure on President Donald Trump to officially blame Khashoggi's murder on Bin Salman, something he has so far refused to do.