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US sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

US sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Baku. 16 November. REPORT.AZ/ The US Treasury introduced sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals over their suspected roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a notice on its website Thursday, Report informs citing RIA Novosti.

The Treasury notice confirmed that sanctions would include restrictions against Saud al-Qahtani, a former top aide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as Mohammed Alotaibi, Consul General at Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.

Notably, the Saudi Prosecutor earlier demanded death penalty for 5 out of 11 suspects in Khashoggi case.

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. His body has not yet been found. 

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