US cancels weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia

US cancels weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia
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WASHINGTON: (APP) President Barack Obama's administration has canceled the transfer of some munitions to ally Saudi Arabia , amid anger about the civilian death toll from the Kingdom's campaign in Yemen.

"We have made clear that US security cooperation is not a blank check," a senior administration official told AFP.

"Consequently, we have decided to not move forward with some foreign military sales (FMS) cases for munitions," the source said. "This reflects our continued, strong concerns with the flaws in the coalition's targeting practices and overall prosecution of the air campaign in Yemen."

 

 

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