Defence Notes

US halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

5th February 2021 - 11:05 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Announcement by President Joe Biden signals a clear break with the policy followed by his precedessor Donald Trump, although a lucrative FMS to the United Arab Emirates remains untouched — for now.

US President Joe Biden announced on 4 February that his administration will freeze arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing the ‘humanitarian and strategic catastrophe’ in Yemen.

In his first major foreign policy speech since being inaugurated last month, Biden pledged to end US backing for the Saudi-led coalition that is ...

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