September 23, 2016

Senate clears way for $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate cleared the way for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, defending a frequent partner in the Middle East recently subject to harsh criticism in Congress.

The Senate voted 71 to 27 to kill legislation that would have stopped the sale. Read more.

Reuters

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