London: Britain Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said that it will revoke the visas of Saudis who happen to be suspects and are involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
While addressing a session of parliament, May said, “The Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects to prevent them from entering the UK. If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today.”
Britain followed in the footsteps of the United States. Following Khashoggi’s death, May is under tremendous pressure to stop the sale of arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia as it has been on a bombing campaign in Yemen since the past three years.
Commenting on the same, May said that Britain’s defence export controls were “among the strictest in the world”. She added that the Saudi arms sales policy was “under review”. For the unversed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also suspended arms sales to Riyadh.
May further added that she will mount pressure on Saudi leaders to interrogate and carry out a proper investigation. She had also said that she would speak to Saudi King Salman today. “The foreign secretary and the foreign ministers and our ambassador have been making our position very clear to the Saudi Arabians,” she said.
As per latest reports, the body parts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found in a well at the Istanbul residence of a Saudi consul general, Turkish politician Dogu Perincek claimed. He told Sputnik that he was informed by some reliable sources that some body parts of the journalist were found in a garden well of a Saudi consul general in Istanbul. The development came shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Saudi Arabia of plotting Khashoggi’s murder. He said there can be no cover-up in the case and asked Riyadh to extradite 18 suspects.