US canceled Weapons Transfers to Saudi over Yemen Campaign

The Obama administration has also decided to reduce intelligence sharing with the Saudis


The White House has blocked the transfer of precision munitions to Saudi Arabia, amid anger about the civilian death toll from the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

According to Yahoo News, a senior administration official voiced concerns about how Riyadh is prosecuting its war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. "Consequently, we have decided to not move forward with some foreign military sales (FMS) cases for munitions," the official said.

Other US officials confirmed the proposed sale was of precision guided munitions made by Raytheon.

The Washington Post adds that the planned sale of precision munitions guidance systems to Saudi Arabia is estimated at $390 million. It is also reported that the Obama administration has decided to curtail some intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia.

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