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June 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m. EDT

Senate OKs resolution aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, other countries

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By Victor Reklaitis

The Senate on Thursday voted in favor of an effort to block sales of a range of U.S. weapons-related licenses and services to Saudi Arabia and other nations, though President Donald Trump looks set to quash this effort with a veto. Senate Joint Resolution 36 won support in a 53-45 vote. It's one of 22 resolutions related to arming the Saudis that were set to get voted on in the Senate on Thursday, as members of Congress continue to express frustration with the Trump administration's stance toward Saudi Arabia. Trump's administration warned earlier Thursday that his advisers would recommend that he veto the resolution disapproving the arms sales, if it were passed by the Senate.

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