- Associated Press - Sunday, October 21, 2018

A longtime U.S. critic of Saudi Arabia says he feels certain that Crown Prince Mohammed directed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Rand Paul told “Fox News Sunday” that the U.S. “cannot continue to have relations with him and so I think he’s going to have to be replaced.”

The Kentucky Republican said that there’s growing support in Congress to stop selling American arms to the Saudis, even though President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to jeopardize U.S. defense company jobs.

Paul said that he doesn’t believe that “arms should ever be seen as a jobs program,” adding that the Saudis are using U.S. arms in the war in Yemen where civilians are being killed.

“I would cut off arms sales. It’s the only thing the Saudis will listen to,” said Paul. “I don’t think we need the Saudis. The Saudis need us much more than we need them.”

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