November 20, 2018 / 8:11 PM / a month ago

U.S. lawmaker Schiff says U.S. must end Saudi support in Yemen war, suspend arm sales

FILE PHOTO: Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attended a closed door interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ intelligence panel, on Tuesday called for an end of U.S. support to Saudi Arabia and said it was “inconceivable that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was either unknowing or uninvolved” in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“We should immediately end support to the Saudis in the war in Yemen and bring that conflict to an end, suspend arms sales to the Kingdom, and diminish our reliance on Riyadh regarding other matters in the region,” Schiff said in a statement.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by James Dalgleish

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