Saudis condemn U.S. Senate for “interference”

Dec 17, 2018, 5:10 AM EST
Riyadh said the U.S. Senate resolutions are based on unsubstantiated claims.
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Saudi Arabia has condemned the U.S. Senate for “interference in its internal affairs” after it passed two resolutions last week, urging an end to America’s aid for Riyadh-led war in Yemen and accusing the kingdom’s crown prince of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

The resolutions, which Riyadh said, are based on untrue allegations, are only symbolic in nature and won’t fructify into a law as the dominant Republicans in the House of Representatives have vowed to block any measure related to the Kingdom, notes the BBC.

Saudi Arabia has been in the eye of the storm after dissident journalist Khashoggi was murdered by its rogue agents in its Istanbul consulate. While U.S. President Donald Trump has evaded taking any concrete step to hold Riyadh responsible for the gruesome killing, the Senate resolutions remind of the underlying anger against the kingdom, reports Al Jazeera.