Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the disappearance of Saudi-dissident Jamal Khashoggi:
“I strongly support an investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn’t been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than a week ago.
“If he was murdered inside of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic facility, not only would it be a clear violation of the Vienna Convention, it would also be a dramatic and unacceptable escalation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s war on dissidents.
“If the government of Saudi Arabia is found to be complicit, the United States must immediately halt all arms sales and end our support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
“Saudi Arabia was once one of our closest allies in the Middle East. I think now is the time to reevaluate that relationship.”