Five republican U.S. Lawmakers, led by senator Marco Rubio , said in a letter to trump they would use the atomic energy act to block any U.S.-Saudi nuclear agreements if trump did not cut off talks.
In addition, democratic Senator Edward Markey wrote another letter to trump calling for a suspension of discussions on civilian nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia, and for the administration to revoke any approvals for the transfer of nuclear services, technology or assistance to the kingdom.
Representatives for the white house did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the republican letter, first reported by NBC News, or Markey's letter.
Washington has wanted Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear power technology from U.S. Companies, including Westinghouse, which recently emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy.