Thursday, September 22, 2016

U.S. Senate Approves $1 Billion Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia

CNN: Senate rejects bid to block US-Saudi Arabia arms deal

Washington (CNN)The Senate Wednesday rejected a bipartisan proposal to block a pending $1.15 billion United States arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

Critics of the military deal, which was approved by the Obama administration last month, complained it could drag the US into the Saudi-led war in Yemen and contribute to the worsening humanitarian crisis there.

The measure to disapprove the sale failed on a 26-71 vote.

The outcome, which was a victory for Saudi Arabia, came as the US-Saudi relationship is being carefully examined and managed by restive lawmakers.

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WNU editor: Not everyone is happy with this deal .... 27 U.S. Senators Rebel Against Arming Saudi Arabia (The Intercept).

More News On The U.S. Senate Approving A $1 Billion Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia

Senate clears way for $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia -- Reuters
Senate votes to back $1 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia -- AP
US Senate Rejects Effort to Block Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia -- VOA
Senate backs tank sales to Saudi Arabia -- Politico
Saudi Arabia's Billion Dollar Arms Deal With Washington -- Newsweek


RussInSoCal said...

They've been buying a lot of equipment from the UK as well.

Anonymous said...

Let's sell them the F-35. Maybe they can get it to work properly.