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Senators Move to Block Biden’s Planned $650M Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

HeadlineNov 23, 2021

In Washington, D.C., a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would block the Biden administration’s planned sale of $650 million dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee joined independent Senator Bernie Sanders as co-sponsors. In a statement, Senator Paul said, “By participating in this sale, we would not only be rewarding reprehensible behavior, but also exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.” The United Nations warns the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and naval blockade has led to the worst humanitarian disaster in half a century, with millions displaced and a step away from starvation.

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