Trump vetoes Congress bid to block Saudi and UAE $8bn arms sales | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump vetoes Congress bid to block Saudi and UAE $8bn arms sales

US President Donald Trump has vetoed congressional efforts to block $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that his administration had authorised without the approval of lawmakers.

Wednesday's vetoes come after both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed resolutions to halt the arms deals.

The State Department bypassed Congress to push the sales through by declaring an emergency, citing growing tensions with Iran.

The Senate will vote within the next few days on whether to override Trump's veto, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

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