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Pompeo Cites Emergency to Push Arms Sale Through

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The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision to use an emergency loophole in the Arms Export Control...
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U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo

U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran.
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Trump sidesteps Congress to push through arms sales to Saudis, UAE

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Lawmakers from both parties criticized the move, with Democrats calling it an abuse of presidential power.
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Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

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Congressional opposition to military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing, and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in weapon sales.
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Donald Trump Will Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia Whether Congress Likes It or Not

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Senator Bob Menendez said he was "disappointed, but not surprised, that the Trump Administration has failed once again to prioritize our long term national security interests or stand up for human rights."
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Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

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Senators say Trump administration has given notice that it plans to bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE.
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