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Pentagon: ‘No changes’ so far to US-Saudi military relations after Khashoggi report

US military officials have taken point on maintaining ties with Middle Eastern leaders as the Biden administration talks tough on human rights.

The Pentagon on Monday sought to distance its enduring ties with Saudi Arabia’s military from the Biden administration’s move to penalize Saudi personnel over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Right now, I know of no changes to the military-to-military relationship,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Monday.

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