Democratic leaders within the House of Representatives are urging President Joe Biden to freeze weapons shipments to Saudi Arabia and take different steps to carry the dominion accountable for its excesses throughout the Middle East, together with its brutal navy intervention in Yemen and position within the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a letter obtained by HuffPost that shall be despatched on Wednesday, the chairs of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, Intelligence and Rules committees and different distinguished lawmakers write, “American support for the Kingdom is not a blank check.”
Former President Donald Trump developed shut ties with Riyadh regardless of rising frustration in Washington over Saudi conduct. Trump provided the Saudis a lot of weapons packages ― together with a $500 million cargo of bombs that Biden might select to carry again.
On Tuesday, the CEO of Raytheon, which makes these bombs, informed buyers he believes Biden will take that step, Defense One reported. The White House didn’t instantly reply to a HuffPost request for touch upon its choice.
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