26 Jun '17, 3pm

Corker vows to block US arms sales to GCC

WASHINGTON — Powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker announced he is blocking U.S. arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states to pressure a resolution to the escalating row over Qatar. The move threatens to close off a major market for the U.S. defense industry and throw off U.S. President Donald Trump’s marquee accomplishment during his Riyadh trip of a $110 billion U.S.-Saudi arms deal. The deal spurred concern in Israel about protecting its military edge and criticism at home as supportive of the kingdom’s air campaign in Yemen, a mushrooming humanitarian crisis. In a letter Monday to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Corker said until there is a path for resolving the ongoing dispute, he will block all such sales. Major arms sales are subject to preliminary approval by the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Co...

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