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Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedOctober 23rd, 2018
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The Jamal Khashoggi killing represents a major violation of international norms. It’s important that the U.S. halt weapons sales and military aid to Saudi Arabia in order to send a strong message condemning Khashoggi’s killing and standing up for press freedom and human rights.
The U.S.-Saudi relationship is strategically important, and it’s unlikely that Congress will want to go to the extreme of ending the relationship. There are also many U.S. companies that need the Saudi arms business, and banning arms sales to the Saudis would harm their employees.