Exclusive: U.S. weighs possible resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis – sources

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By Matt Spetalnick, Aziz El Yaakoubi and Mike Stone WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on U.S. sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring Yemen, according to four people familiar with the matter. Senior Saudi officials pressed their U.S. counterparts to scrap a policy of selling only defensive arms to its top Gulf partner in several meetings in Riyadh and Washington in recent months, three of the sources said ahead …

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