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Source: Common Domain

Kuwait, Saudis Close to Oil-Field Pact After U.S. Intervention

Thursday 03:20 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are close to restarting operations at oil fields in a disputed territory between the two countries after the U.S. intervened to broker an agreement, according to oil officials familiar with the discussions.

The ministry’s opposition softened after the U.S. State Department promised Kuwait it would guarantee its security going forward, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Source: Fox News

Senator Marco Rubio: Hold Saudis accountable, but don't ignore Iran in Yemen

Thursday 06:05 GMT

After Saudi operatives brutally murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October, the Senate is rightly reviewing U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, including debating U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen conflict.

Resolving Yemen’s conflict requires not only ending Iranian and Saudi complicity in the country’s humanitarian tragedy, but also removing Iran’s foothold in Yemen and its ability to destabilize the Arabian Peninsula.

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Source: Fox News

Senate rebukes Saudis: Lawmakers pull support for Yemen war, blame crown prince for Khashoggi death

Friday 20:01 GMT

The Senate on Friday passed a resolution calling on the U.S. to end military assistance for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthis, in a bipartisan vote that saw Republicans break with President Trump.

In a second Saudi rebuke, a joint resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was responsible for the killing of Khashoggi passed by a voice vote.

3 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Friday US briefing: Senate votes to end support for Saudis in Yemen

Saturday 04:14 GMT

The Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution demanding an end to US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, despite the White House lobbying hard against it.

The measure, which passed by 56 votes to 41, marks the first time the Senate has invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution to curb the power of the president. Regardless of whether the resolution makes it through the House and into law, it is a symbolic rebuke to the administration over its support for the Riyadh regime.

2 Articles
Source: Global News

In contrast to Trump, U.S. Senate votes against Saudi Arabia on Yemen, Khashoggi

Saturday 12:41 GMT

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signalled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.

WATCH: Lindsey Graham says Trump is wrong about Saudi Arabia regarding Khashoggi case, Yemen war. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who co-sponsored the Yemen resolution with Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, called passage a “historic moment.”. Lee said Khashoggi’s death focused attention “on the fact that we have been led into this civil war in Yemen half a world away” and “we’ve done so following the lead” of Saudi Arabia. “What the Khashoggi event did was to demonstrate, hey, maybe this isn’t a regime that we should just be following that eagerly into battle,” Lee said.

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Source: DW

Saudi Arabia slams US resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi murder

Monday 23:39 GMT

Saudi Arabia has rejected a resolution by the US Senate directly blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia has "categorically" rejected a resolution from the US Senate blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and another to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen. "The kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations ... that disrespect its leadership ... and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature," read a statement from the Saudi Foreign Ministry released early Monday.

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Source: Common Domain

Lawmakers Want a Greater Say as U.S. Seeks a Saudi Nuclear Deal

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

The Trump administration’s push to sell civilian nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia is emerging as the next battleground in the struggle between the White House and Congress over U.S. policy toward Riyadh following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The debate over Riyadh’s nuclear ambitions intensified last week after Energy Secretary Rick Perry brushed aside congressional appeals that nuclear talks be suspended because of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing and traveled to Saudi Arabia, where he accentuated the role American companies could play in helping the country establish a nuclear energy program.

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