News Exercise #260


1. According to the report, what is currently known about Khashoggi’s death?
2. International powers are investigating. During this, what is the position of the US and the UK, and why?
3. How is Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman connected with the current situation in Yemen?
5. What is hoped will happen?

Answers:
1. According to the report, what is currently known about Khashoggi’s death?
He said that it was clear that the Saudi’s were involved but that it is still unknown who ordered his heath, and that his body hasn’t been found.
2. International powers are investigating. During this, what is the position of the US and the UK, and why?
Their response has been somewhat muted. That’s because both countries have an important, longstanding strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, including the sales of military equipment.
3. How is Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman connected with the current situation in Yemen?
He is considered to the the architect of the war in Yemen.
4. Why are Saudi allies not demanding that the Prince be removed from power?
There is concern of instability in Saudi Arabia if he steps down.
5. What is hoped will happen?
It is hoped that the Saudi royal family will deal with him in a way that he is no longer able to act with apparent impunity.

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