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Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The US has said it will limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties linked to air strikes in Yemen. Precision-guided weapons will no longer be delivered, a Pentagon official said.

President Barack Obama’s administration said it was concerned over “flaws” in the way air strikes are targeted in Yemen. In October, more than 140 people were killed in a strike on a funeral in the country.

A Saudi-led coalition, which is attempting to support the elected government against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, was blamed for the attack. White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price later warned Saudi Arabia that US security co-operation was “not a blank cheque”.(BBC,2016)


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