US Senate to vote on a bill prohibiting the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Members of the US Senate on Monday that the Council will vote Wednesday on a bill aimed at preventing the sale of military equipment worth $ 1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia, because of concerns about the war in Yemen. And he gave members of the Senate Republicans Ran Paul and Mike Lee and Democrats Chris Murphy and Al Franken bill on the eighth of September. Supporters say the bill that will prevent the sale of Abrams tanks and other equipment to Saudi Arabia , if passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and signed by President Barack Obama. However, any attempt to prevent the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia will face strong opposition from the White House , which has already agreed to the sale. He says patrons procedure that even in the case of non - approval, the affirmative vote or strong vote sends a strong message about the continued US support for Saudi Arabia.