Street naming in the United States after jamal khashoggi

Street naming in the United States after jamal khashoggi

Street in front of Saudi embassy in US renamed for Jamal Khashoggi. US relations with Saudi Arabia have been shaken by the assassination of journalist Jamal Khasogir. US President Joe Biden is planning a visit to Saudi Arabia to mend fences. During the visit, he will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But before that, a street in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington was named after Jamal Khasogir. Last Wednesday, the local government of Washington named the road ‘Jamal Khasogi Way’.

According to local government authorities, the initiative was taken in honor of journalist Jamal Khasogir, who was killed at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in 2016. Recently, the District of Columbia Council unanimously voted to rename New Hampshire Avenue after Khasogir. “The road will serve as a memorial to Jamal Khasogi,” said Phil Mendelson, the council’s president. Street naming in the United States after jamal khashoggi

The news of the naming of the road came just before the announcement of the schedule of Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia. He is scheduled to meet with the Saudi Crown Prince next month. According to US intelligence, the prince had approved the assassination of Jamal Khasogi. Journalist Jamal Khasogi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2016. There he was brutally killed. His body was cut into pieces and disappeared. His remains were no longer found.

Journalist Jamal Khasogi was a fierce critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Mohammed bin Salman is suspected of plotting to assassinate him.

Joe Biden has accused Saudi Arabia of human rights abuses, including the assassination of Jamal Khasogi during the US presidential election campaign. He also promised to take steps to isolate Saudi Arabia from the international community.

Meanwhile, Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize, criticized Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia, saying “Biden has broken his promise to support human rights around the world.” Street naming in the United States after jamal khashoggi.

Rah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, criticized Biden’s visit, saying it was a shameful surrender of Biden.

Earlier, the Biden administration called for tougher measures against the Saudi prince than for former US President Donald Trump. But now they are trying to get closer to the country considering important interests. This is because Saudi Arabia is currently one of the world’s top oil producers. The global oil market is volatile due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

 

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