The US imposed sanctions against 17 subjects of Saudi Arabia

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions against 17 subjects of Saudi Arabia in the framework of the so — called global act of Magnitsky-an instrument by which the United States suppresses human rights violations around the world. This was reported by the Office of foreign assets control of the us Treasury Department.

As it reported, the black list included, in particular, the Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Mohammed Ibrahim al-Uteibi, who flew home on October 16 and did not return to Turkish territory. Apart from him, the restriction imposed against the former adviser to Saudi crown Prince Saud al-Qahtani, his subordinate Maher Mutriba and 14 representatives of the Saudi government. Restrictions against them, the Ministry of Finance has brought under the so — called global Magnitsky act-an instrument by which the United States suppresses human rights violations around the world.

“Saudi officials against whom we impose sanctions, was involved in the horrendous murder of Jamal Khashoggi. These persons who tracked down and brutally killed the journalist registered and working in the USA, have to face consequences for the actions”, — words of the Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin are given in the accompanying statement. As he noted, “the Saudi government should take the necessary measures to stop the persecution of dissidents and journalists.”