United States

Advisory Neighborhood Commission Votes to Rename Street in Front of Saudi Embassy for Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Leaders in a D.C. neighborhood have voted to rename a street in front of the Saudi Embassy after Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post journalist who was murdered inside the Saudi Embassy in Turkey in October.

An area Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted Wednesday to rename part of New Hampshire Avenue in front of the embassy "Jamal Khashoggi Way."

The group says that the name would be a daily reminder to the Saudis that Khashoggi's murder is unacceptable.

Khashoggi, who lived in the U.S. and wrote for The Washington Post, was publicly critical of the Saudi crown prince. He was killed in what U.S. officials have described as an elaborate plot at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which he had visited for marriage paperwork.

The CIA says it has high confidence the Saudi crown prince ordered Kashoggi's killing.

Many government officials have criticized the White House for not taking a stronger stand against Saudi Arabia in the wake of Khashoggi's death.

The street name change isn't official yet. The new name still needs to be approved by the D.C. Council.

Contact Us