A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators proposed new sanctions against Saudi Arabia including a suspension of arms sales, in a challenge to President Donald Trump’s stance that he doesn’t want the loss of American jobs that he says would result.
The senators aren’t satisfied with the sanctions announced Thursday by the Trump administration, which target individuals identified as being involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but don’t target the regime more broadly. Nor are the senators satisfied with actions taken so far to end the Yemen civil war.
Three Republicans — Todd Young of Indiana, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine — joined with Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire — in backing the legislation.
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