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To: U.S. President Joe Biden
Biden: Put Sanctions on Saudi Dictator Mohammed Bin Salman. #SanctionMBS
President Biden must immediately place financial sanctions and a U.S. travel ban on Saudi Arabia's brutal ruler Mohammed bin Salman.
Why is this important?
The Biden Administration has just released a U.S. intelligence report that clearly states that "Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi." (1)
But while the U.S. government has placed sanctions on many of the assassins involved, the Biden Administration has not placed sanctions on the man who ordered the assassination -- Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman. (2)
Under the U.S. law the Global Magnitsky Act, the U.S. government can place property sanctions and a U.S. travel ban on human rights violators. (3) By not placing sanctions on Saudi Arabia's brutal ruler, the Biden Administration is sending the terrible signal that the U.S. will maintain its relationship with Saudi Arabia's dictatorship instead of standing up for human rights.
President Biden should immediately place a travel ban and sanctions on Mohammed bin Salman.
It is time for the U.S. to end its alliance with the Saudi monarchy.