US regime to halt Saudi arms sales over Yemen war crimes

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December 15, 2016
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"The US plans to halt some arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the high civilian death toll in the kingdom's Yemen bombing campaign. Quoting a US official, Reuters first reported that 'systemic, endemic' problems in Saudi Arabia's targeting drove the US decision, which officials acknowledged Tuesday, to halt a future weapons sale involving precision-guided munitions made by Raytheon. The contract -- to convert dumb bombs into precision-guided munitions that can more accurately hit their targets -- is valued at $350 million, according to a report in The New York Times." (12/14/16)

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-to-halt-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-over-yemen-casualties  

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