US halts arms deals to UAE, Saudi Arabia

US halts arms deals to UAE, Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Journal first reported on Wednesday that the Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on billions of dollars in weapons sales to the two countries, including the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and F-35 fighters to the UAE.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Wall Street Journal first reported on Wednesday that the Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on billions of dollars in weapons sales to the two countries, including the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and F-35 fighters to the UAE.

The move comes one week after Biden, who has promised to “reassess” Washington’s relationship with Riyadh, was inaugurated.

Since taking office, he has signed a string of executive actions to review or reverse some of Trump’s key policies.

Observers viewed the US decision as a painful blow to the Saudi-Emirati coalition, which has been intervening militarily in Yemen since 2015 under the pretext of restoring the government of legitimacy despite Riyadh’s years-long detention of President Hadi in what looked like house arrest.

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