US politicians began to be uneasy since hearing of the attack that occurred at the United States Naval Base, Florida. Several US lawmakers asked US President Joe Biden to be aware of the Saudi Arabian armed forces training agenda after the shooting of several US Navy members. According to a Fox News report, Republican lawmaker and senator Lindsey Graham respectfully requests that Saudi Arabia’s military training program be temporarily suspended. The rest they will conduct an investigation into the shooting.
Graham received a report that one of the Saudi Arabian Air Force Lieutenants, Mohammed Alshamrani, had carried out an attack attempt that killed 3 members of the US military. It is known that Joshua Kaleb Watson, who has just completed the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has been the victim of murder in the Alshamrani attack. The other two victims were US sailors, Cameron Scott Walters and Sameh Haitham.
Matt Gaetz Speaks Up
A Republican politician from Florida, Matt Gaetz spoke about the incident. He indicated that the attack should have a very clear description of whether it was an integrated training program or perhaps some other factor.
Concurring with Graham, Gaetz also urged Biden that the training should be stopped until they get accurate information regarding the shooting case.
On the other hand, Gaetz ventured to meet the Saudi Arabian Ambassador if the US had no intention of intervening in the Arab armed forces. But he just wanted to make sure how far the training program went until it had to swallow 3 victims. As ABC Television reported, Gaetz has high hopes for the US Government and the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz to quickly find the people involved in the attack. Because in fact this will have a major impact on the US-Arab cooperation process. “We have implicated the role of the FBI in this case. Ironically, they have never received an accurate report on the incident,” said Gaetz. “It’s not that we don’t believe how far their work program has gone so far. But we only regret that the case has not been completed after taking months,” he said.
Saudi Arabia Support
The case of death is almost the same as that experienced by The Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. At that time, Donald Trump seemed less successful in uncovering the mystery of the murder which reportedly involved the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS). The Arabs have fully supported the involvement of the FBI in investigating the incident. And recently, a new case has emerged that is still not fully handled. In the Trump leadership era, bilateral cooperative relations between the US and Saudi Arabia have indeed run smoothly. However, some US politicians seem disappointed at the occurrence of a series of bad things that never finished as expected.
According to King Salman’s statement, Alshamrani’s actions were included in heinous crimes. It is very clear that he has tarnished the good name of Arabia which has been in the spotlight of various countries. White House Spokesperson, Jen Psaki more independence Joe Biden as President of the United States. For him, the President was able to investigate the incident to its roots. “Biden doesn’t want to know if something goes wrong in the future. Because he wants the US and Arab cooperative relations to remain intact,” Psaki said.