Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected as “interference” a US Senate resolution to end US military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi.
“The kingdom condemns the latest position of the US Senate that was built on untrue allegations and affirms a total rejection of any interference in its internal affairs,” the foreign ministry said in a statement posted on the official Saudi Press Agency.
“It’s actually rather amusing that they’re calling this ‘interference in their internal affairs.’ So when the US Senate passes a resolution stating that Bin Salman killed Khashoggi, that’s interference in their internal affairs? That’s like saying that if the US Senate passed a resolution stating that the Pope was Catholic, that would be interfering in the internal affairs of the Vatican, or that if the Senate passed a resolution stating that bears defecate in the woods, it would be interference in the internal affairs of wildlife.”
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.