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Clinton applauds Saudi Arabia allowing women to drive: ‘Start your engines!’


Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a tweet on Wednesday praised Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to lift its ban on women driving.

Clinton’s praise comes one day after the conservative Muslim kingdom announced women would be able to obtain drivers licenses starting in 2018.

Women caught driving in Saudi Arabia have been jailed in the past. 

{mosads}Saudi leaders hope lifting the ban will kickstart the economy by allowing women to have easier access to the workplace. 

The decision was praised in Washington, D.C., with State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert calling it “a great step in the right direction for that country.”

First daughter Ivanka Trump called the decision “an important step in the right direction.” 

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