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【VOA】特朗普与沙特国王就佛罗里达枪击事件通电话

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2019-12-11 02:19| 查看数: 46| 评论数: 0|帖子模式



President Trump and top U.S. officials are reaffirming America's continued commitment to Saudi Arabia in the wake of a Saudi Air Force student's shooting spree at a Navy base in Florida.  AP's Ben Thomas reports.

"I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia.  They are devastated in Saudi Arabia ...."  Speaking to reporters as he left the White House Saturday, President Trump said Saudi King Salman offered reassurances.

"... and the king will be involved in taking care of families and ...."

A Saudi statement calls the shooting a heinous crime that does not represent the Saudi people who count the American people as friends and allies.

Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wouldn't hesitate to deploy U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia.

"... not at all.  I think, you know, Saudi Arabia's a longstanding partner of ours in the region.  We share mutual security interests ...."

Esper added the Pentagon would reexamine vetting procedures for foreign nationals taking part in its training programs.

Ben Thomas, Washington.

This is VOA news.

U.S. Democratic lawmakers met privately Saturday to work on the investigation into President Donald Trump, inching closer to an impeachment vote possibly before the Christmas holiday recess.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are working through the weekend to review evidence against the Republican president and draft articles of impeachment that they could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday.

The White House said Friday it would not take part in the impeachment hearings.

The United States and the Taliban restarted peace negotiations Saturday three month after President Donald Trump abruptly stopped the yearlong [ai...] process aimed at finding a political settlement [in] ending the longest war in American history.

A U.S.-based source told VOA that chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad led his team at Saturday's meeting in Doha, Qatar, where insurgent negotiators are based.

The Qatari government played host to the U.S.-Taliban dialogue before President Trump halted the talks in September in retaliation for an insurgent attack in the Afghan capital that killed an American solider.

A Taliban spokesman tweeted that the two sides will continue the talks on Sunday.

The 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital.  Reuters Matthew Larotonda has more.

All the suspected perpetrators are in custody but her father says his family has received other threats and fears a long and drawn out court process.

"10-20 years," he says.  He wants them to hang.

His daughter has not been publicly named, but according to local media and police reports she was attacked on her way to court on Thursday after she accused two men of raping her at gunpoint a year ago.

One of them was imprisoned but recently released on bail.  The other was on the run.

As she boarded a train to the courthouse, the two men appeared with three others and doused her in kerosene.  She was also beaten and stabbed.

It's said that she walked almost a kilometer trying to find help before she was forced to call the police herself.

That's Reuters Matthew Larotonda.

spree/spriː/

n.(一通)犯罪活动;玩乐,纵乐

heinous/ˈheɪnəs/

adj. 极恶毒的,道德败坏的

vet/ˈvet/

v. 审查(某人过去的生活和职业); 仔细检查,审查(内容、质量等);


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