January 28th – According to CNN, a source revealed on the 27th that the Biden administration has suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
According to the report, the Biden administration is conducting a broader review of the billion-dollar agreement reached under Trump. U.S. Secretary of State Blinkin confirmed at a press conference recently that the current government is reviewing the outstanding arms sales issue, as was typical at the beginning of the new government.
However, he did not mention any specific country.
Democrats in the American Congress expressed support for this. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy tweeted that this was the right move.
“The weapons we sell to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are used to kill schoolchildren and fuel a dangerous arms race in the Middle East.”