After long and full support with Saudi Arabia in killing Civilians especially children in Yemen, the US will halt a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia after to be accused WAR CRIMES in Yemen. The announcement came just two days after the UK restated support for Saudi Arabia in killing Yemeni Children.
But the US will continue future air training of Saudi Arabia as officials said will limit it. Up to 10,000 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia started aggression in Yemen to restore its allied former flee president Mansour Hadi.
The UN stated in August that the Saudi Arabia and its partners are responsible for 60 percent of the civilian deaths. But it is in real at least.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday, the UK PM defended Britain’s continued support for Saudi Arabia.
“The intervention in Yemen is a UN-backed intervention. As I’ve said previously, where there are allegations of breaches of international humanitarian law, then we require those to be properly investigated,” Theresa May said, in response to US arms blockade.
“We do have a relationship with Saudi Arabia, the security of the Persian Gulf is important to us, and I would also simply remind the right honorable gentleman that actually the counter-terrorism links we have with Saudi Arabia, the intelligence we get from Saudi Arabia, has saved potentially hundreds of lives here in the UK.”
Boris Johnson UK FM restated his support for the Saudi aggression in Yemen on a visit to Riyadh on the weekend. He said it was intolerable that Saudi Arabia faced attack from over its southern border.
Meanwhile, Britain was accused of war crimes on Wednesday by the new prime minister of Yemen’s Houthi movement.
“They have sold cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. They know the Saudis are going to drop them on Yemen… in Sa’adah and in Sana’a and other provinces,” Abdulaziz bin Habtoor told Sky News.
“I don’t think they are guilty of war crimes, I believe so. They are participating in the bombing of Yemen people.”
The British government refused to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia in November, rejecting calls from two parliamentary committees and human rights groups.
According to Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), Britain licensed £3.3 billion (US$4.1 billion) of arms sales to Riyadh during the first 12 months of the Yemen war.
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Britain also provides support in the form of military experts who are “in control rooms” of the Saudi coalition as it bombs Houthi forces in Yemen, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir confirmed in January.