Bernie Sanders rages against US spending ‘trillions of dollars’ bailing out Saudis – Middle East Monitor

Bernie Sanders rages against US spending ‘trillions of dollars’ bailing out Saudis – Middle East Monitor

Yesterday, Sanders doubled down on getting tough with Riyadh by raising the prospect of ending American support for the kingdom. He signalled a major change by suggesting that under his premiership, if Riyadh failed to end its wars, the US would not spend trillions of dollars on the kingdom. Addressing a crowd during the campaign trail he said: “What President Bernie Sanders would do is bring Saudi Arabia, bring Iran around the table and say, ‘You know what? We’re not going to spend trillions of dollars sorting out your laundry. Get it together. Stop your damn wars, alright?’”

Sanders spoke of overhauling America’s entire foreign policy in the region. “I think in many ways we need to rethink our relationship with countries in the Middle East,” he added. “I think we have got to end the US approach which supports Saudi Arabia and just attacks verbally or otherwise Iran.”

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