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Trump Vetoes Measure Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.

  • Congress is unlikely to have the votes to override Trump veto
  • Trump is pushing Saudi arms sales despite bipartisan concern
Donald Trump on July 24.

Donald Trump on July 24.

Photographer: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump vetoed three bipartisan measures passed by Congress intended to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.

“This resolution would weaken America’s global competitiveness and damage the important relationships we share with our allies and partners,” Trump said in a message to lawmakers released by the White House on Wednesday.