Defying Congress, Trump Sets Arms Sales to Saudis, UAE

Posted on May 24, 2019 2:50 pm
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U.S. President Donald Trump, saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. The Trump administration informed congressional committees on Friday that it will go ahead with 22 military sales to the Saudis, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, infuriating lawmakers by circumventing a long-standing precedent for congressional review of such sales. In documents sent to Congress and seen by Reuters, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listed a wide range of products and services that

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