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US House passes resolutions blocking Trump administration’s sale of arms to Saudi Arabia

July 18, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US House of Representatives passed three joint resolutions on Wednesday disapproving of the Trump administration’s planned transfer of precision-guided bombs, other bombs and munitions, and support services to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other members of the Saudi-led coalition.

Joint resolutions 36 and 37 passed the House with 238 votes in their favor and joint resolution 38 passed with 237 votes in its favor. The Trump administration cited an emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act and the looming conflict with Iran to justify its eight billion dollar sale of arms to the aforementioned nations without Congress’s revision of the deal.

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