Representative Smith Warns Against Freezing Saudi Arms Deal

Chairman of House Armed Services Committee outlines details.

This week, Representative Adam Smith of Washington, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke about the increasingly strained relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Though it may seem like an easy solution to suspend U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia for a year to make a statement and apply pressure, Congressman Smith warns that the U.S. is not the only place the country can source weapons from.

“You will see Saudi Arabia turn more and more to Russia and China. And how does that play out in terms of meeting our interests?” the congressman said. “So it’s a lot more complicated than just saying, you know, we don’t like Saudi Arabia, and therefore we’re cutting it off, and everything will be fine from there because they’re very fraught, complicated relationship.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Representative Smith as he chairs the House Armed Services Committee.
  • For U.S. officials as they evaluate the relationship with Saudi Arabia.
  • That members of Congress seek God’s direction for United States foreign policy.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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