U.S. arms mak­ers ex­press con­cern to trump ad­min about saudi deals

Tehran Times - - WORLD IN FOCUS -

Ma­jor U.S. de­fense con­trac­tors have ex­pressed con­cern to the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion that law­mak­ers an­gered by the dis­ap­pear­ance of a Saudi jour­nal­ist in Turkey will block fur­ther arms deals with Saudi Ara­bia, a se­nior U.S. of­fi­cial told Reuters Fri­day.

Turk­ish re­ports that Saudi jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, a vo­cal critic of Riyadh, was killed at the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul have hard­ened re­sis­tance in the US Congress to sell­ing weapons to Saudi Ara­bia, al­ready a sore point for many law­mak­ers con­cerned about the Saudi role in Ye­men’s civil war.

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