Senior defense committee Democrat wants to stop U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia

By Tony Bertuca  
October 17, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that all U.S. sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia should be halted pending an international investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "It appears that this was a grotesque and obscene act by elements within Saudi Arabia," Reed told reporters at a Washington breakfast, referencing reports that Khashoggi was killed and dismembered after he arrived at the Saudi Consulate in...

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