Fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi: “There might have been a little bit more reaction if it was someone else but Trump at the presidency”

Fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi: “There might have been a little bit more reaction if it was someone else but Trump at the presidency”
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The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Hatice Cengiz said the US Congress may act against Saudi Arabia over the killing of the Washington Post writer in the times ahead, ONAreports citing Anadolu Agency.

"There are some views on this issue at Congress, such as [passing a] resolution and [imposing] sanctions. They might come up in the times ahead. I got signals in this direction during my meetings at the Congress. Many figures told me that 'the attitude of the US, in this case, is not enough. Because the murder is against the values that make America what it is. We need to fix this," she said.

She poked criticisms at the stance taken by US President Donald Trump's administration on Khashoggi's killing, telling a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee not enough was being done to hold those accountable for the act.

"The United States may begin an international probe within the Congress, which was our request. The judicial process in Turkey stuck. We cannot move forward anymore. If there is an international probe, we believe that a more effective result may be produced. Rather, Trump revealed a stance that protected Saudi Arabia. Many of the Democratic and Republican names I met in Congress were not very pleased with the attitude of the administration," she said. 

Cengiz said there might have been a little bit more reaction if it was someone else but Trump at the presidency.

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