(Washington) A street in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington in honor of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been assassinated by a Turkish commando in Turkey, local officials say.
Officials in the U.S. capital voted Tuesday in favor of the symbolic initiative to rename the New Hampshire Avenue and Watergate Hotel, which borders the Saudi embassy, the “Jamal-Khashoggi Passage”.
Mr. who criticized the authority after being close to Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi, lives in the United States and is a daily columnist for the newspaper Washington Post, A group of agents from the state was assassinated on October 2, 2018 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
His dismembered body was never found.
A US intelligence report has accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of “confirming” the MBS assassination.
“Through his practice of journalism, Jamal Khashoggi is a staunch defender of democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” said Washington City Council.
“By renaming the street in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in honor of Jamal Khashoggi, Washington is creating a monument in his memory that will not be erased or removed,” he said.
The Saudi embassy did not comment on the decision, despite requests from the AFP.
The text should now be signed by Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and has not met with opposition in the US Congress, which is reviewing all new laws of the capital.
In 2018, the street near the Russian embassy in Washington was already renamed in honor of Boris Nemtsov, a rival of Vladimir Putin, who was shot dead in Moscow in 2015.