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House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

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The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to prohibit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over its killing of the U.S.-based dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The invoice, H.R. 1392, would bar sales, authorizations and switch of arms and different protection providers from the president to Saudi Arabia. President Joe Biden, nonetheless, may proceed sales if he can certify the nation shouldn’t be engaged in killing, torturing or endangering the lives of dissidents and detaining U.S. and worldwide residents.

The laws, which handed 350-71, is sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who represents Khashoggi’s district in Virginia.

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