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President Trump broke days of silence on Jamal Khashoggi’s death after being asked whether he felt betrayed by the Saudi denial of responsibility for it.
在保持了数日的缄默后,特朗普总统总算对卡舒吉事件发声了。记者问及,沙特否认对卡舒吉之死负责,他是否有被背叛的感觉。
Not betrayed me, no. I just hope that it all works out. We have a lot of facts. We have a lot of things that we’ve been looking at.
这无关背叛,我只希望一切水落石出。我们掌握了大量证据,调查仍在进行中。
They haven’t betrayed me. I mean, maybe they betrayed themselves. We’ll have to see how it all turns out.
沙特并没有背叛我,可以说他们背叛了自身。我们且看看事态如何发展。
The National Security Advisor also having his say, ’We expect there to be accountability for what happened which was criminal without any question.
同时,美国国家安全顾问表示,“我们希望沙特能对此次谋杀事件负责。
And they have promised to do that and they have gone a long way already and we’ll see what the next steps are.’
沙特承诺会对此负责,也正在展开工作。我们静待事情的进展。”
And more pressure from Congress for tangible action to be taken.
美国国会要求展开切实行动。
A group of Republican senators has sent a letter to the president, demanding that civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia be suspended.
一些共和党参议员致信美国总统特朗普,要求结束与沙特的核能谈判。
The Senate has already sent the president a formal letter invoking the global Magnitsky act.
参议院致函特朗普总统,援引全球马格尼茨基法案。
They insist that the president investigate the murder and impose sanctions should accountability be established.
他们认为,总统应该调查这起谋杀案并实施相关制裁,这样才能建立问责制。
The Act gives the president four months in which to act.
全球马格尼茨基法案给了特朗普总统4个月的时间采取行动。
But in a follow-up letter, a bipartisan group of House Representatives has insisted that the investigation be concluded as quickly as possible.
随后的信函中,众议院两党议员提出,应该尽快结束案件调查。
Threatened legislation can only come after the midterm elections.
相关法案只能等到中期选举后才能付诸实施。
Congress is in recess until then.
在那之前,国会都处于休会状态。
But regardless of the election result, president Trump will then have to face up to a Congress that is angry.
但不管中期选举结果如何,特朗普总统都必须直视国会的不满。
And it’s an anger that in this case is shared across party divide.
这种不满情绪正在两党间蔓延。

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How long does the global Magnitsky act give the president to take action?
A 1 month.
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