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Saudi crown prince arrives in Egypt on third leg of Arab tour

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Saudi Arabia raised the production of oil in November to its highest in the history of the country amid US President Donald Trump's calls for the lowering of oil prices.

"I do think we need to look into this further, and we need to understand where the investigations are leading us", she said. But again, I think Congress has to take some ownership of U.S. foreign policy, especially as it relates to our intervention in this war, our unconstitutional fighting of a civil war in Yemen that has never been declared by the U.S. Congress as a problem - and that's on us. And Saudi Arabia is expected to refrain from production cuts, an industry source told Reuters on Monday.

But even some of those who have sided with Trump in the past have begun to tire of his steadfast defense of Mohammed in the face of clear evidence of human rights abuses and U.S. intelligence's high-confidence assessment implicating the prince in Khashoggi's October killing.

"That was the most glaring of inaccurate and wrong assessments, which led to a full-scale war with thousands being killed", he said, speaking at an event hosted by the Beirut Institute. Joni Ernst of Iowa said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

A Central Intelligence Agency assessment reportedly concluded that Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey could not have happened without the crown prince's order, but Saudi Arabia denies the charges.

Schiff said, "It causes our standing in the world to plummet, it telegraphs to despots around the world that they can murder people with impunity, and that this president will have their back as long as they praise him". "So I would tend to be with my colleagues on this issue, understanding Saudi Arabia's great strategic importance to us". "However, human rights ― we also are a very strong nation when it comes to human rights, when it comes to the rule of law, and if there are indicators that the prince was involved in this murder than we need absolutely consider further action".

A USA official told CNN Friday that there is still is no smoking gun implicating the crown prince directly and the intelligence assessment is ongoing. I will tell you this: "The crown prince hates it more than I do, and they have vehemently denied it", Trump told reporters from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Saudi crown prince and King Hamad will discuss the "deep-rooted fraternal and historic relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples, in addition to (the) latest regional, Arab and global developments", a royal court statement from Manama said.

"I'm anxious to hear from a number of our intelligence agencies on this", she said.

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