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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 07:20 AM

Dem senator calls for ban on Saudi Arabian oil imports [View all]

Source: The Hill



BY AVERY ANAPOL - 10/21/18 07:55 AM EDT

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) on Sunday called for the U.S. to ban oil imports from Saudi Arabia over the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Heinrich, who is running for re-election, released a statement days after the Saudi government acknowledged that Khashoggi died inside its consulate in Istanbul.

"The United States cannot allow this gross human rights violation to go unanswered, Heinrich said in his statement. I am therefore calling for a ban on oil imports from Saudi Arabia until the highest levels of Saudi government are held accountable for their actions.

The senator appears to be the first to call for such a ban.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/412416-dem-senator-calls-for-ban-on-saudi-arabian-oil-imports

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