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US Congress quietly outlaws aid to Saudi Arabia

The Australian

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives has voted to deny all aid to Saudi Arabia, despite repeated assurances by the administration that the desert kingdom was co-operating with Washington in the war on terror. The ban is in an amendment quietly slipped by a bipartisan group into a $34.2billion ($40.4billion) bill financing US foreign operations from October. The massive bill, involving a wide range of humanitarian programs, was approved in the middle of the night on Friday. Similar measures on aid to Saudi Arabia have been passed by the House...

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Added: Jul-2-2007 
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