The US House of Representatives on Thursday morning approved a plan to restrict arms sales to the Saudi regime following the assassination of Riyadh-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran Press/America: The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation restricting arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the gruesome killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. 

The legislation, called the “Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act of 2021”, passed the House with a bipartisan majority, 350 to 71 votes. It is unclear if the Senate will take up the measure.

The bill passed the House with a two-thirds majority, required under a fast-track process for bills that receive widespread support.

Recently, the US government released a report on the assassination of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, stating that the assassination was carried out on the direct orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the Saudi regime, disappeared in October 2018 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey; By silencing and denying the incident, the Saudi regime finally announced under pressure from the international community that Khashoggi had been killed at the Saudi consulate. 219