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Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Credit: Reuters India- Published on May 25, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.
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Published on May 25, 2019 -  00:38
Pompeo Says Arms Sales To Saudis, UAE, Jordan Necessary To Deter Iran
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move that circumvented Congress. The administration reportedly claimed that any delay could increase the risk for US partners at a time of instability caused by Iran.

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