|Contributions||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 50 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||50|
Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations Congressional Research Service Contents Trump Administration has proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia with a potential value of more than $28 billion, including emergency arms sales announced in May (see “Arms Sales. Apr 25, · For example, the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of calls for the suspension of all arms sales to Saudi Arabia as part of a suite of proposed sanctions and accountability measures. Similarly, H.R. prohibits all security assistance and arms sales to Saudi Arabia. It is unclear if any of these bills will progress beyond their. Mar 07, · The United States’ continued sales of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in military operations in Yemen—which the United Nations Expert Panel of Experts has found to include repeated violations of international humanitarian law—appear to run directly counter to U.S. federal laws and regulations. May 05, · Washington is working to push through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others in the pipeline, ahead of U.
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition’s war there will certainly be key topics. So too will pending U.S. arms sales to Riyadh and Manama that the Obama administration put on hold but the Trump administration is now pushing through Congress. May 25, · Congress was notified of the proposed sales, which are part of a larger arms deal with Saudi Arabia reportedly worth $ billion, on May “Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records and has supported many of the extremists terrorizing the people of the Middle East and the world,” said Amash.. “These arms sales extend a reckless policy from the Obama administration and. Arms sales to Saudi Arabia have been controversial, most recently as the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has attacked civilian targets and contributed to humanitarian suffering in the country. Last year, 47 senators voted unsuccessfully to stop a sale of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh. (See ACT, July/August ). Sep 24, · Congress will closely scrutinize the proposed arms deal with Saudi Arabia to make sure it does not threaten Israel or otherwise destabilize the region. Many think that U.S. arms sales to the.
Jun 05, · Mr. Trump circumvented Congress late last month by declaring an emergency over Iran and moving forward with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, one for each proposed arms sale. the U. Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are strategic allies, and since President Obama took office in , the U.S. has sold $ billion in arms to Saudi Arabia. The National Security Agency (NSA) in began cooperating with the Saudi Ministry of Interior in an effort to help ensure "regime continuity". An April top secret memo shows the agency's. Middle East arms sales proposals: hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate Ninety-fifth Congress, second session on proposed U.S. sales of fighter aircraft to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel, May 3, 4, 5, and 8, Nov 03, · The Department of Defense has proposed a new series of arms transfers to Saudi Arabia whose cost could eventually total up to $60 billion. A new analysis by the Burke Chair indicates that these transfers serve the vital national security interest of both nations. This analysis is entitled The Saudi Arms Sale: Reinforcing a Strategic Partnership in the Gulf. It can be downloaded from the CSIS.