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Engel Statement on Sanctions Related to Khashoggi Killing

ENGEL STATEMENT ON SANCTIONS RELATED TO KHASHOGGI KILLING

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement about the Treasury Department’s announcement of new sanctions against 17 individuals for their roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi:

“These sanctions are an appropriate response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but today’s action does not put this issue to rest. It remains unclear whether the Trump Administration has determined who is responsible for this horrific incident. Until responsibility is confirmed, this matter is unresolved and deserves Congress’s scrutiny.  In addition, we have yet to receive answers as to what initially motivated the Trump Administration to try to sweep this incident under the rug.  Congress and the American people need answers.”