Why Saudi Arabia Can't Escape Jamal Khashoggi
Oct 2, 2019 | 17:48 GMT
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- Saudi Arabia has lost its warm relationship with Congress in part because of Khashoggi's killing, meaning new anti-Saudi legislation, sanctions or resolutions will eventually emerge in the legislature.
- U.S. President Donald Trump will block any anti-Saudi action by Congress for now, but a new human rights outrage or a Democratic victory in 2020 presidential elections could change the White House's willingness or ability to push back against Congress.
- This means Saudi Arabia remains at risk of U.S. sanctions and anti-Saudi legislation, while activists will boycott and protest some businesses that choose to do business in Saudi Arabia