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

Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of US-based dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The bill, H.R. 1392, would prohibit the sale, licensing and transfer of arms and other defense services from the president to Saudi Arabia. However, President Joe Biden could continue the sale if he can certify that the country has not been involved in killing, torturing, or endangering the lives of dissidents and in arresting US and international citizens.

The legislation, which was passed between 350 and 71, is sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Who represents Khashoggis District in Virginia.

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