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Washington claims to refrain from selling arms to Saudi Arabia

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Washington claims to refrain from selling arms to Saudi Arabia





11/20/15

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Human Rights Watch called on Washington to reverse the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia had agreed upon last Monday, pointing out that the Kingdom used to launch random strikes in Yemen resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.

Demanded the organization Human Rights Watch, US President Barack Obama's administration to reverse its decision to provide the Saudi air force, which carried out air strikes against Ansar Allah in Yemen, additional munitions by more than a billion dollars.

The news organization, which is based in New York-based, deputy Middle East director of the North Africa Joe Stork, saying: 'the US government well aware of random strikes carried out by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Yemen since March' past, start date Alliance raids.

He said Stork in a statement: 'until Saudi Arabia are conducting an investigation in what appears to be raids illegal fighter coalition and take appropriate action, not the United States should provide them with more bombs', adding that' provide the Kingdom with more bombs in these circumstances, the recipe more deaths among civilians, the United States would be responsible in part '.

The US State Department announced Monday to approve the request of Saudi Arabia buy approximately 19 thousand bombs and homing air force, in a deal worth 1.29 billion dollars.

Asked about criticism of human rights organizations to Saudi Arabia, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said a long statement to approve the deal, 'there can be no military solution to the conflict'.

Saudi demand includes 12 thousand bomb weighing between 200 and 900 kg, and 1500 'piercing bomb' able to penetrate fortified targets or underground, prompt and 6300 rocket 'Baavoy 2' and 3'baavoy '. Equipment allows missile guidance through satellite are also included.

And lead the UK since the end of last March an Arab alliance carried out air strikes against Ansar Allah and their allies from loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the troops in support of the current president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

The alliance began last summer, to provide field support to forces loyal to Hadi. According to United Nations figures, the conflict in Yemen, killing more than 5,700 people and injuring nearly 27 people since March / March last, of whom nearly 2700 people dead and more than 5,300 wounded civilians.

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