Trump's 'Emergency' to Justify Saudi Arms Sales

(Bloomberg) Eli Lake - For more than a year now, Senator Bob Menendez has delayed the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to make a point about the war in Yemen. On Friday, the Trump administration went ahead with those sales over his objections to make a point about the threat from Iran. In an interview Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put it like this: "There is an urgency to the matter. You can see the destabilizing activity in the Middle East." He said later that the arms sales were designed in part to deter Iran from further attacks by its own forces or proxies.

2019-05-27 00:00:00

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