US senators are working to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Desk Report :: US senators are working to block the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. In November, the administration of President Joe Biden announced for the first time the sale of large quantities of arms to the Middle Eastern country since taking office in January.

This information was given by the news agency Reuters in a report on Friday (November 19). Three US senators have stated opposition to using force or imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the war.

The United States approved the sale of large quantities of arms to Saudi Arabia for the first time in early November. Under the deal, Washington will supply Saudi Arabia with আকাশ 850 million worth of surface-to-air missiles. In Bangladeshi currency the amount is about 5 thousand 56 crore rupees. Through this, the mid-range AIM-120C-6 / C-6 model air-to-air missiles are to be delivered to Saudi Arabia.

Reuters reports that Republican Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee have proposed a joint resolution to block the sale of the কোটি 850 million missile to Saudi Arabia. Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders is also involved.

Although Saudi Arabia has been recognized by many US lawmakers as a key ally of Washington in the Middle East, it is opposed to arms sales to the country, mainly because of Riyadh’s involvement in the war in Yemen. Yemen is thought to have suffered its worst humanitarian crisis in more than six years.

And so US politicians have been criticizing Riyadh for its attacks in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis in the country. Earlier in January, Biden announced that he was withdrawing support from Riyadh on the Yemen issue, including suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia after taking office as president.

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