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Senator Vows to Block Arms Sales Until Qatar Crisis Eased

  • Republican Corker says he needs to see ‘path to resolve’ feud
  • Move backs Secretary of State Tillerson’s push for a solution
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The Impact of Saudi Arabia’s Demands on Qatar

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he’ll block U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and their neighbors in the Gulf Cooperation Council to prod them toward ending a standoff among critical American allies in the region.

"Before we provide any further clearances during the informal review period on sales of lethal military equipment to the GCC states, we need a better understanding of the path to resolve the current dispute, " Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said Monday in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.