U.S. House Jabs Saudi Arabia in Foreign Aid Bill

(Reuters/Washington Post) Vicki Allen - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took a symbolic jab at Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of fueling religious extremism and violence as it passed a foreign aid bill for the coming fiscal year. Decrying Saudi Arabia for teaching intolerance and financing terrorism, lawmakers voted 312-97 to cut the $420,000 the oil-rich kingdom receives to participate in U.S.-backed military and counter-terrorism training.

2006-06-12 00:00:00

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