Members of the Senate decide to vote on Trump's rebuke for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia
17:57 - 12/06/2019
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US senators voted for a preliminary measure to block US President Donald Trump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia, paving the way for a major standoff against a presidential veto.
"The Senate is expected to take 22 abstentions as early as next week to block all sales after Trump was based on an emergency clause under the Arms Export Control Act to push sales below," the US newspaper The Hill reported in a report. Review Period for Congress. "
"All 47 members of the Democratic Party are expected to support the decisions, but they needed the votes of at least four Republican members to get the simple majority needed to send the resolution to the House of Representatives.
"Three members of the Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Todd Young signed the bill while Senator Mike Lee signed the sponsor's role, which gave the Democrats their fourth important vote," he said.
"This unprecedented move to prevent sales reflects the growing frustration on Capitol Hill of the US-Saudi relationship and will come after two failed votes in recent years to block arms deals with Saudi Arabia, the first in 2016, received support from only 27 senators . The other won the support of 47 senators in June of 2017. "
"The 22 sales will also include weapons to be sent to the UAE and Jordan, precision guided bombs, Patriot missiles, mortars, drones, fighter jets and other forms of military support," he said. Ending / 25 z