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Ilhan Omar is ‘working on’ stopping $650m Saudi arms sale

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US Congresswoman lhan Omar says she is “working on legislation” to stop a $650 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia amid concerns about the kingdom’s actions Yemen. Responding to a Twitter post critical of US President Joe Biden’s decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the Somali-American congresswoman wrote: “Agree. Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia while they continue to slaughter Yemenis is unacceptable. If we truly believe in putting human rights at the centre of our foreign policy we would not be arming human rights abusers. Working on legislation to stop this sale this week.” Omar has been…

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