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  1. US welcomes royal order to allow Saudi Arabia women to drive

US welcomes royal order to allow Saudi Arabia women to drive

The United States on Tuesday welcomed Saudi King Salman's order, reported by Saudi state media, allowing women to drive cars.

By: | Washington | Published: September 27, 2017 1:16 AM
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The United States on Tuesday welcomed Saudi King Salman’s order, reported by Saudi state media, allowing women to drive cars. “We would certainly welcome that,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. “It’s a great step in the right direction for that country.” According to Saudi state news agency SPA, a royal degree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to provide advice within 30 days and to implement the order by June 2018.

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