Journalist's disappearance hardens U.S. Congress stance on Saudi arms deals

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(Worthy News) - The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has hardened resistance in the U.S. Congress to selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, already a sore point for many lawmakers concerned about the humanitarian crisis created by Yemen’s civil war.

Even before Turkish reports said Khashoggi was killed at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Democratic U.S. lawmakers had placed “holds” on at least four military equipment deals, largely because of Saudi attacks that have killed Yemeni civilians.

President Donald Trump was wary of halting arms sales over the case, saying on Thursday the kingdom would just move its money into Russia and China. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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