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House Republicans are moving to prevent members from forcing a vote for the rest of the year on any resolution that attempts to use the War Powers Act to cut off U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

On Tuesday night, the House Rules Committee advanced in a party-line vote a rule for floor debate of the Farm Bill that includes a provision stripping War Powers resolutions related to Yemen of their privileged status, which is supposed to allow lawmakers to force vote on such bills, for the rest of this Congress.


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Is the drop in gas prices, essentially a Khashoggi discount?
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Anybody get to see Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act episode on Saudi Arabia before it got banned ?
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Pompeo, in Cairo speech, to rebuke Obama’s Mideast vision

By NAHAL TOOSI

01/07/2019 03:18 PM EST

Updated 01/07/2019 06:12 PM EST
In his speech, to be given in Cairo, Pompeo plans to repudiate the Middle East vision of former President Barack Obama, who famously delivered an address to the broader Muslim world while in Egypt in 2009. Pompeo will slam Obama’s engagement with Iran, sources told POLITICO, while asserting that President Donald Trump has the region’s best interests at heart.
Pompeo is slated to tell his audience that Obama — although he may not name the former president — misled the people of the Middle East about the true source of terrorism, including what contributed to the rise of the Islamic State, according to the people briefed.

Pompeo will insist that Iran, a country Obama tried to engage, is the real terrorist culprit. The speech’s drafts also have Pompeo suggesting that Iran could learn from the Saudis about human rights and the rule of law, two people briefed said.

Such assertions, should Pompeo ultimately make them, are sure to get pushback, not only from aides to Obama but also from experts on the region.
And Saudi Arabia is widely considered one of the most repressive countries in the world, especially for women. By several measures, Iranians are freer than Saudis.

Pompeo is also due to applaud Saudi Arabia for bringing to justice the killers of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, two people briefed said.
A senior State Department official told reporters just last week that the Saudis had not done enough to hold Khashoggi’s killers responsible.

During that briefing with reporters, State Department officials noticeably said little about the Cairo speech. When pressed, one official merely said, “The secretary is going to speak about America as a force for good in the region.”
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i'll put this here as a general middle east thread i guess
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