Trump threatens veto of measures to block Saudi arms sales

Credit: Seattle Times- Published on June 20, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto resolutions in Congress aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. A White House statement says the bills “would send a message that the United States is abandoning its partners and allies at the very moment when threats to them are increasing.” The Saudis...
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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 Trump’s decision to sidestep Congress’ 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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