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(Worthy News) - The U.S. Senate will vote on June 20 on legislation seeking to block $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, as lawmakers' anger with Riyadh increases.
The administration of President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of bypassing Congress to approve the sale of aircraft support maintenance, munitions, and other weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration was responding to an emergency caused by the threats posed by Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia's historical rival, Shi'ite-led Iran, which backs Huthi rebels in Yemen in what experts have called a "proxy war" between Riyadh and Tehran. [ Source: Radio Free Europe (Read More...) ]
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