Defying Trump, U.S. senator moves toward vote to block Saudi arms sales

Credit: Reuters- Published on June 18, 2019
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking President Donald Trump's plan to proceed with more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional consent.

Credit: Wochit News
Published on June 20, 2019 -  00:42
Senate Rejects Saudi Arms Sales Deal Presented By Trump
The U.S. Senate recently voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales. The sales were mainly to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and other countries. This rejected Donald Trumpโ€™s decision to sidestep Congressโ€™ review of such deals. He intended to do so by declaring an emergency over Iran, reports Reuters. Trump has promised to veto the Senate action in order to proceed with the deals, worth some $8.1 billion.

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