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Pompeo Bars 16 Saudis From U.S. in Response to Khashoggi Killing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, facing criticism that the Trump administration has sought to sweep away the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing, announced on Monday that 16 Saudis, including one of the closest aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were being barred from entry to the United States.

The list included the close aide, Saud al-Qahtani, who officially served as the royal court’s media czar, but appeared to have overseen the operation to seize Mr. Khashoggi. It was one of a dozen or so operations by what American intelligence officials called the Saudi Rapid…

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