The Trump administration is considering yet another weapons sale to Saudi Arabia despite the fact that it is facing scrutiny from congressional Democrats who believe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have recommended the firing of an independent watchdog because he was investigating the top US diplomat’s controversial decision to fast-track a previous arms deal to the Kingdom.
In a CNN op-ed Wednesday, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez, said he discovered that the administration is pursuing a previously undisclosed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, which includes “thousands more precision-guided bombs to the President’s ‘friend,’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
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Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia, says senator — AFP
Top US Democrat warns of another Pompeo-Saudi arms deal — Middle East Monitor
Top Democrat: Trump administration pursuing new Saudi arms sale — The Hill
Top Senate Democrat says State Dept. is working on new Saudi arms deal — Axios