"This is what diplomacy looks like": Psaki defended the customer of the removal of the Saudi journalist


On February 28, 2021, 34th White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended the Joe Biden administration's decision not to impose direct sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. She told a CNN reporter that there are "better ways" to hold Riyadh accountable for killing Khashoggi.


We believe there are better ways to avoid this repetition. We must leave the opportunity to work with the Saudis in areas where there is mutual agreement and national interests of the United States. This is what diplomacy looks like

- Psaki told the reporter when asked why the White House punishes the people of the prince, and not himself.

This is what a complex global interaction looks like. We made no secret and made it clear that we were going to bring them to justice.

- added Psaki, who herself called the murder of Khashoggi in the fall of 2018 "a terrible crime."

On February 26, the White House officially released an intelligence report on the death of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul. It states that the prince actually ordered the assassination by personally endorsing the atrocity. After that, the head of the State Department, Anthony Blinken, announced visa restrictions that affected 76 Saudi Arabians involved in the persecution of social activists and journalists. However, the crown prince was not on the list, despite the fact that Biden, as a presidential candidate, promised to punish the top leaders of the kingdom.

Earlier CNN learned that the White House is not considering sanctions against the prince, because it is "too difficult" and could threaten the US military interests in this country and in the region. At the same time, Biden indicated that on March 1 it will be announced "what we are going to do with Saudi Arabia as a whole." He clarified that he was dealing with the king of Saudi Arabia, and not with the prince, and a change in the rules of Washington's behavior towards Riyadh is possible. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for the appearance of an "exhaustive package", summed up the American media.
  • Photos used: The White House
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 February 2021 20: 35
    +7
    The Washington regional committee expressed deep concern. You don't understand, this is different.
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex 1 March 2021 09: 44
      +2
      LIE The Yankees are their eternal policy ... Even when they TRY not to lie, they still lie. This is the mentality - not a day without lies.
  2. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 28 February 2021 20: 39
    -9
    In the opus, I never found a word that Psaka "... came out in defense of the customer who ordered the removal of the Saudi journalist."
    1. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
      bonifacius (Alex) 1 March 2021 00: 54
      +4
      Maybe it makes sense to read the opus again or twice.
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 1 March 2021 03: 53
        -4
        Unlike you, I do not catch meaning where there is none at all.
        1. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
          Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 1 March 2021 09: 13
          +3
          The meaning is very simple, Psaki (as a press secretary) justifies the US refusal to impose sanctions on the killer. She tells the world that it is not in the interests of the United States to punish the murderer. She's like a hitman's lawyer, defending Prince.
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex 1 March 2021 10: 07
      +3
      "We play here, we don't play here, they wrapped the fish here"

      - you always have it!
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 1 March 2021 04: 39
    +2
    D. Psaki simply continues the glorious traditions of the White House:

  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 March 2021 07: 29
    +5
    Let's punish Putin! - said Psaki. And what has Putin got to do with it? - asked Sleepy Joe? And he is in Russia - answered Psaki - We have such diplomacy.
  5. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 1 March 2021 09: 21
    +2
    So that's what the dismemberment of a person is called - "Complex global interaction"! And what could be so? Or not for everyone?
  6. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 1 March 2021 10: 32
    -4
    Well, Putin is also not directly sanctioned (yet)
  7. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 1 March 2021 22: 56
    +1
    She told a CNN reporter that there are "better ways" to hold Riyadh accountable for killing Khashoggi.

    Uh-huh. Sell ​​(impose) on them stale junk from American military warehouses for 100-200-300 lard. And if they refuse ... angry