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Senate Votes to Approve $500M Sale of Precision-Guided Munitions to Saudi Arabia

HeadlineJun 14, 2017

On Capitol Hill, the Senate has voted 53 to 47 to approve the sale of $500 million in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. A surprising number of senators voted against the deal, amid increasing concerns about the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed more than 10,000 people and included devastating attacks on civilians that human rights groups say may constitute war crimes.

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