By Umar Farooq
The state of Utah Senator Mitt Romney voiced concerns U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has not complied with American law.
For a second time, Romney criticized Trump for his administration's response to the killing of the U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist.
In November, Romney said Trump's stance on Khashoggi was "inconsistent" with U.S. foreign policy and the national interest.
This time the Republican lawmaker went further to call on Trump to disclose what happened to Khashoggi and the responses taken by the U.S.
"I am concerned that the Administration has yet to comply with the law, nor has it sufficiently explained why. As has been requested by members of both parties, I urge the Administration to rectify this urgent situation and brief Congress on its progress as soon as possible," Romney said in a tweet on Thursday.
Khashoggi was brutally murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year. Riyadh initially denied any role in the killing but has since sought to blame his death on a botched rendition operation being carried out by rogue agents.
Saudi Arabia has sought to distance Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from Khashoggi's murder, as has Trump.
"The question that Congress wants
Last week, the Trump administration decided not to pursue further punishments against Saudi
Senate Foreign Relations
The letter demanded Trump respond to the request made by Congress when it made a request to the administration last year to determine whether sanctions should be applied to bin Salman by invoking the Global Magnitsky Act.
Almost all Senate Foreign Relations committee members signed an additional letter in support of the one written by Menendez, calling for the president to update Congress on all the details concerning Khashoggi's death.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.