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Sen. Corker Suspends Arms Sales to GCC

On Monday, Sen. Bob Corker, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that he would block all sales of arms to members of the Gulf Cooperation Council until the ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar was resolved. "Corker's letter was a shot across the bows of the White House and a clear signal of frustration at the way the president and his team have handled the Gulf crisis," said Kristian Coates Ulrichsen in an interview with Deutsche Welle. Read more: