Trump to Bypass Congress to Sell Arms to Saudi, UAE

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President Donald Trump's administration has notified Congress it will bypass a required review to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing a threat from Iran, a senator said Friday.

"With this move, the president is destroying the productive and decades-long working relationship on arms sales between the Congress and the executive branch," Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who had blocked sales due to concerns the weapons would lead to civilian deaths in Yemen, said in a statement.

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Thumb whyaskwhy 24 May 2019, 20:31

Congress needs to wake up and smell the roses. The armaments industry is alive and well, should the same congress get upset when the Russian parliament approves the sales of arms to Yemen and Mozabique or maybe the peacekeeping Kizb?