The Saudi Embassy in the US has a new address: via Khashoggi

The Saudi Embassy in the US has a new address: via Khashoggi

(ANSA) — WASHINGTON, JUNE 15 — The street in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington was renamed today in honor of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist who was killed in his country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The US capital’s City Hall unveiled the “Jamal Khashoggi Way” sign the day after announcing in mid-July the US President’s controversial trip to Riyadh, during which he will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been accused by American intelligence services of having ordered the assassination of the columnist to the Washington Post.

The new street will serve as a “perpetual reminder so that the memory of Jamal Khashoggi can never be erased,” said City Council President Phil Mendelson, who voted unanimously in favor of the new name. Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni activist who received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, said during the ceremony that the next visit to Riyadh means “Biden has abandoned his commitment to defending human rights around the world.” Sarah Leah Whitson of Jamal Khashoggi-founded human rights organization Democracy for the Arab World Now denounced a “shameless capitulation” by the Democrat leader.

“We want to remind the people hiding behind these doors that from now on, every day, every hour, every minute, this will be Jamal Khashoggi Street,” she added, pointing to the message in front of her. “We will hold them responsible for the murder of our friend who dared to challenge the tyranny of Mohammed bin Salman.” (HAND).

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