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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:31 AM

U.S. lawmakers expect votes on steps to crack down on Saudi Arabia

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS NOVEMBER 13, 2018 / 9:09 PM / UPDATED 11 HOURS AGO

U.S. lawmakers expect votes on steps to crack down on Saudi Arabia

Patricia Zengerle
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday the Senate could vote within weeks on legislation to punish Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen and the death of a journalist at its consulate in Istanbul.

Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Senate could vote before the end of the year on a resolution seeking to cut off all assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen.

He said it was also possible that measures to prevent arms sales to Riyadh would make it to the Senate floor.

“Senators are looking for some way to show Saudi Arabia the disdain they have for what has happened, with the journalist, but also concerns about the way Yemen has gone,” Corker told Reuters as lawmakers returned to Washington for the first time since last week’s congressional elections.

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