US Democrat: Congress would back selling Riyadh weapons for Israel normalization
(Worthy News) – A Democratic member of Congress said Monday that they and others in the party would likely object to the US selling advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia, even in exchange for Riyadh normalizing relations with Israel, but acknowledged that such opposition would presumably not be enough to block an agreement.
Speaking on condition of anonymity in order to address the sensitive subject candidly, the lawmaker speculated to The Times of Israel that, despite the ongoing concern among Democrats and some Republicans over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and energy policy, the skeptics would be far outnumbered by supporters of Riyadh-Jerusalem normalization in both parties.
The Abraham Accords is a rare issue that receives bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, with caucuses established last year in both houses of Congress in order to advance Israel’s integration in the region. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]