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U.S. lawmaker looks to block first major Saudi arms deal under Biden

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar filed legislation on Friday seeking to block the sale of $650 million air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, the first major arms sale to the kingdom during President Joe Biden’s administration. Omar said she filed the measure, known as a joint resolution of disapproval, because of Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen’s civil war, considered one of the world’s war humanitarian disasters, and its human rights record. The Biden administration announced on Nov. 4 that it had approved the sale of…

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