Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

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U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

The Trump administration informed congressional committees that it will go ahead with 22 military sales to the Saudis, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, infuriating lawmakers by circumventing a long-standing precedent for congressional review of major weapons sales.

Members of Congress had been blocking sales of offensive...


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Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE


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