Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE


The Trump administration is, citing the threat of a Ron to get around to congressional review of new weapons sales to Saudi Arabia MBR's. Michele Keleman reports critics on Capitol Hill worried that this could fuel the proxy warn Yemen in letters to congress. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo sites and national emergency to clear billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others. He's invoking. Rarely used provisions of the arms export control act to avoid a congressional review Senator Chris Murphy, a democrat on the foreign relations committee says there is no emergency reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen doing so he says only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis, the Saudis with US support have been bombing Yemen for four years to try to restore government that was ousted by Iranian backed

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