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Blinken: US to ban visas over dissident threats, bars 76 Saudis

The United States will ban entry of foreigners who threaten dissidents and will immediately restrict 76 Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said

AFP , Friday 26 Feb 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ( File Photo: Reuters)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ( File Photo: Reuters)
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The United States will ban entry of foreigners who threaten dissidents and will immediately restrict 76 Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday.

"We have made absolutely clear that extraterritorial threats and assaults by Saudi Arabia against activists, dissidents and journalists must end. They will not be tolerated by the United States," Blinken said in a statement.

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