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Congress to Vote Today to Stop Arms Sale to Bahrain due to Its Participation in War on Yemen

2018-11-15 - 8:21 p

Bahrain Mirror: The congress will vote today (November 15, 2018) on a resolution of disapproval of a $300 million sale of rocket launchers to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

Rand Paul, member in the House Committee on Armed Services, said he was able to collect 65 votes needed to stop the sales. 

The statement said that "this vote will send a message to the Saudi coalition that the Senate will not support further destruction in Yemen, and that further arms sales to participants in the Saudi coalition will be restricted until the war in Yemen is ended."

"Bahrain itself has been an ally of the United States in the past, and this would not be an open-ended ban on arms sales to Bahrain. Rather, this is a one-time action limited to Bahrain's proposed purchase of rockets. Blocking this sale is a small step that could nonetheless serve as the beginning of the end for the war in Yemen," Paul added.

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