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BREAKING: U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday that they are placing sanctions on 17 Saudi government workers for the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

“These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist who resided and worked in the United States must face consequences for their actions,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement.

Those sanctions, though, do not seem to be enough to satisfy one notable critic of the U.S. handling of Khashoggi’s murder. Karen Attiah, the Washington Post editor with whom Khashoggi worked closely, says President Donald Trump‘s legacy will be marred forever if his administration doesn’t take greater action against Saudi Arabia.

Saudi and Turkish prosecutors are still in dispute over the details of how exactly Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul and then had his dismembered body carried out of Saudi consulate.

Saudi officials say they are pursuing the death penalty for five of the people involved in Khashoggi’s death — which they now claim happened because he received a sedative overdose after getting into a fight with embassy officials. In the meantime, Turkish officials are calling for an international tribunal while touting evidence which suggests Mohammed bin Salman sent a hit squad to Istanbul, and that they called the crown prince’s aides afterwards to confirm Khashoggi’s death.

Attiah, on Twitter, highlighted an October report saying the CIA intercepted Saudi government intelligence suggesting they plotted Khashoggi’s execution for some time. She also slammed the Trump administration for not putting more pressure on the Saudi Royal Family, saying continued non-action will be a “moral (blood) stain” for POTUS.

Those tweets were posted prior to the announcement of the sanctions. Attiah, subsequently, tweeted the following:

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