US lawmakers seek to reverse Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Top Republicans and Democrats in Congress have called for the $110-billion arms deal Donald Trump signed with Saudi Arabia last week to be reversed. Their primary concern is that the kingdom may use the newest weapons in the Yemen war, they say. Washington should reconsider the delivery of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) and other sophisticated weapons to the Saudi kingdom, Congressmen Ted Lieu and Ted Yoho, representing the Democratic and Republican camps

respectively, said in a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  They argued that it was crucial to understand if the Saudi Air Force, which spearheads the kingdom’s invasion of neighboring Yemen, would be able to use the cutting-edge armaments in their strikes against Shia Houthi militias.  The lawmakers said that in December, the Obama administration suspended “a planned sale of PGMs due to concerns over widespread civilian casualties in Yemen and significant deficiencies in RSAF’s [Saudi Air Force] targeting capabilities.” READ MORE

1 Comment on "US lawmakers seek to reverse Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia"

  1. Anonymous | May 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm |

    Never trust a politician who happily and secretly does weapons deals with Muslim nations who have severe human rights issues and thousands of homegrown terrorists.

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