September 19, 2016

KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:

Senate to Vote this Week on $1.15B Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia (ABC, 9/19/16)

 The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution to reject a pending arms sale from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia following reports of civilian casualties in Yemen at the hands of the Saudi-led coalition.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said in a telephone briefing Monday morning that the vote to is expected to come to the Senate floor as early as Tuesday. He raised deep concerns over Saudi Arabia's conduct in Yemen.

"I think this war in Yemen poses an immediate crisis within our relationship," Murphy said. "I think we need to press pause on this arms sale in order to send a strong signal to the Saudis that the way they have conducted this war is unacceptable."

We're with the Houthis, not the Sa'uds.

Posted by at September 19, 2016 6:34 PM

  

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