US bars entry to 21 Saudis, penalties for Khashoggi killing

Twenty-one Saudis, including intelligence officials and some royals, will have their US visas revoked or be made ineligible for US, after being identified as responsible for killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “These penalties will not be the last word on the matter from the United States,” He told reporters Tuesday night, “We’re making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence.”

President Donald Trump said: “There should never have been an execution or a cover-up,” calling it “one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups.”

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