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    US Senator Paul to Force Vote on Trump $110Bln Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

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    US Senator Rand Paul plans to force a vote on the $110 billion dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia announced by President Donald Trump during his visit to the country over the weekend, an aide to Paul said on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The aide noted Paul will introduce a measure disapproving of the sale later on Tuesday and could force a vote on the measure.

    Paul's aide said the senator could bring the United States further into the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen if it goes through on the arms sale.

    The rights group Amnesty International USA said the United States is fueling serious human rights violations happening in Yemen by selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.


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