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The Obama administration has sold Saudi Arabia approximately $100 billion in weapons, and used the U.S. military to collaborate in the ongoing brutal bombing of Yemen.

We now have a chance to put an end to U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Click here to help RootsAction and a coalition of allied groups convince Congress that enough is enough.

The president has notified Congress of intent to sell $1.15 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia, including tanks which would replace tanks destroyed in Saudi Arabia's war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

But just in the last several days, a Saudi airstrike on a school in Yemen killed 10 children, and a Saudi airstrike on an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Yemen killed 11 people. Amnesty International has documented airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition across Yemen that appear to have deliberately targeted civilians and civilian facilities, such as hospitals, schools, markets, and places of worship.

Continued U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia would make the U.S. complicit in additional war crimes as part of a war that is in its entirety a crime. Click here to begin ending this outrage by blocking additional weapons sales.

The New York Times [1] and a bipartisan group of Congresspeople, including Senator Chris Murphy [2], say Congress should put the Saudi arms deal on hold until Saudi Arabia stops targeting civilians.

Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu and John Conyers, along with Republicans Ted Yoho and Mick Mulvaney, are circulating a bipartisan House letter to President Obama urging him to postpone the Saudi arms deal. [3]

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References:
> 1. New York Times: America Is Complicit in the Carnage in Yemen
> 2. CNN: U.S. Weapons for Saudi Atrocities
> 3. Lieu-Yoho-Conyers-Mulvaney Letter

 

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