Corker lifts hold on arms sales to Gulf nations in Qatar row

February 14, 2018 3:25 pm defensenews.com
Corker lifts hold on arms sales to Gulf nations in Qatar row

WASHINGTON — The powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman is lifting his eight-month hold on U.S. arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states, which he levied to pressure a resolution with Qatar. Sen. Bob Corker notified Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a Feb. 8 letter obtained by Defense News that he was lifting his hold in the name of cooperation against terrorism, while acknowledging the crisis between the…

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