US senator disagrees with Trump over CIA's Khashoggi assessment
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
"I disagree with the President's assessment. It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen," said Lee. "Intelligence I've seen suggests this was ordered by the crown prince."
Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
After initially saying he had left the consulate alive, weeks later the Saudi administration admitted he was killed there, blaming a rogue group of Saudi operatives.
Lee said the war in Yemen is "unauthorized" and "unconstitutional" from the U.S. standpoint.
"This is not an ally that deserves this kind of military intervention, especially because there’s been no connection between the safety of the
American people and our involvement in this war," said the senator.
"I believe this is an opportunity for Congress to weigh in and say let’s hold our efforts in Yemen," he added.
According to the UN, Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. As the conflict enters its fourth year, around 14 million people in Yemen, or half the total population of the country, are at risk of famine.
As many as 85,000 children under the age of 5 in Yemen have starved to death since the war began, Save the Children, a rights group, reported on Wednesday.