Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince


    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., in line to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters at the Capitol before a classified briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel to the House leadership about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the involvement by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    Senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in a direct rebuke to the crown prince. It calls for the Saudi Arabian government to "ensure appropriate accountability."

    It's unclear whether the House will consider the measure. Senators voted on it after President Donald Trump equivocated on who is to blame for Khashoggi's death and praised the kingdom.

    CIA Director Gina Haspel leaves the Capitol after giving a classified briefing to the House leadership about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the involvement by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. T (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that bin Salman must have at least known of the plot.

    Passage of the resolution came after senators passed a separate measure calling for the end of U.S. aid to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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