President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AP Photo

US senators seek to block Donald Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia over fears weapons may be turned on civilians

  • Republican senator Lindsey Graham, usually a Trump ally, says the actions of the Saudis cannot be ignored
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AP Photo
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain, in December 2014. Photo: AP

‘Shocking’ timing: US shared nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia soon after killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

  • Trump administration granted first of two authorisations on October 18 last year, 16 days after Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
  • Timing of approvals likely to heap pressure on president, with lawmakers becoming increasingly critical of US support for Saudi Arabia since journalist’s death
Topic |   Jamal Khashoggi killing

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain, in December 2014. Photo: AP
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