The disputed sale of guided missiles is a small part of a major, $110bn package of arms - including M1 tanks, Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters - arranged by Trump on his May 20 visit to Riyadh.
Besides their intervention in Yemen, the USA and Saudi Arabia, along with a number of their regional allies, stand accused of providing weapons and funding various militant groups wreaking havoc in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq.
But Schumer, one of Trump's most outspoken critics within the government, took a remarkably different approach to a almost identical motion past year when a small group of senators attempted to block a Saudi arms deal approved by the administration of then-President Barack Obama. Toomey and Casey asking for support of Senate Joint Resolution 42, which would forbid export of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia.
Trump's decision to move ahead with the sale appeared to reverse an Obama administration decision to hold sales of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia's armed forces after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral in Yemen past year killed more than 140 people. Proponents argue the sale would involve the United States in a proxy war in Yemen, arguing they need to take a stand against the humanitarian crisis that is taking place. "Why would we give weapons to a country that's funding ISIS?"
Under the Arms Control Act of 1976, Congress requires presidents to notify it of any pending arms sale, and in the case of sales to the Middle East to certify that any shipments would not adversely affect Israel's qualitative military advantage over its regional neighbours.
"The flaws of the Saudi government are real", said Sen. In a June 8 statement, Joanne Lin, senior managing director for advocacy and government affairs at Amnesty International, stated that "by selling arms to Saudi Arabia, knowing that they may well be used to kill civilians in Yemen, the USA government may be complicit in serious violations of international law, including war crimes".
"There is no classified evidence that they purposely tried to kill civilians, and in fact we have the opposite, and they already own the bombs, and we're helping them not kill civilians". If anything, it has exacerbated it, and it has associated our name with Saudi Arabia's tactics in Yemenis' minds.
Make no mistake, Saudi Arabia has a very troubled record.
Murphy said while the vote didn't go their way, "displays the growing discomfort that the U.S. Senate has in the current Saudi policy", during a call with reporters after the vote. "The Saudi-led coalition is dropping the bombs, but the United States is making the bombs, refueling the planes, providing logistics support and otherwise enabling the coalition's war crimes".
"I'm afraid this vote is somewhat about some members wanting to get a piece of President Trump's hide", Corker said.
That means it will support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament without a formal coalition deal. This is expected to mean a softer Brexit negotiating position than may have been the case under a Conservative majority.
This was the second year in a row that Bacsinszky beat seven-time major champion Venus Williams in the fourth round in Paris. She compiled a whopping 46-15 advantage in winners against the 23rd-seeded Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S.
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Team New Zealand crossed ahead of Oracle on the third leg but Spithill squeezed through the gate mark in the lead. It was a second defeat of the day for Groupama, who had lost by almost six minutes to SoftBank earlier Thursday.
Danziger said Monday that the first property in Trump Hotels' new Scion chain is being built in Cleveland, Mississippi. The Trump Organization will get management and franchise fees for the new ventures.
He said Trump reached out to him again after the inauguration but he refused to call back, shortly before he was sacked . Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in for sharp questioning by senators on the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday.
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During Wednesday morning's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , NSA Director Adm. Rogers said he hoped he would be able to answer the senators' questions during a classified briefing in the future.
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Modi was invited to Washington when he rang Trump in January to congratulate the new president on his inauguration. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Trump backed off from calling the country a currency manipulator .
And I think pretty much everyone thinks it is only a matter of time before she either resigns or is forced out by her own party. Several ministers lost their seats in Thursday's election, which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament.
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Zaghba's Italian mother, Valeria Collina, said her son had been radicalised online and fell into the wrong crowd in London . Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack.
British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Itali. The threat level remains at moderate but frontline Gardaí have warned they've had no counter-terrorism training.
Should he receive a sentence of more than 18 months, he will be dishonorably discharged from national service. According to Koreaboo , currently, he in intensive care and did not regain consciousness as of yet.
It said the Irish economy was projected to expand solidly, but growth would fall toward more sustainable rates in the near future. The Organisation of Economic Security and Development (OECD) has significantly upgraded the growth forecast for Slovenia.
The White House on Monday denied suggestions from US reporters that Trump "picked a fight" with Khan "because he was Muslim". He said there was still "great sorrow and anger" across the city about the "barbaric " and "cowardly" attack.