Tag: Arms Sales

ADHRB Condemns UK High Court’s Sanction of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

ADHRB Condemns UK High Court’s Sanction of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

10 July 2017 – The United Kingdom’s High Court yesterday rejected a judicial review filed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) questioning the legality of the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of the kingdom’s deadly involvement in the conflict in Yemen. The High Court’s judgement clears […]

Top US Senator Announces Suspension of GCC Arms Sales

Top US Senator Announces Suspension of GCC Arms Sales

29 June 2017 – On Monday 26 June, Chairman of the United States (US) Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announcing he will provide no further clearances on arms sales to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states until the […]

A Yemeni man stands at his house destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

The Irresponsibility of US Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia

On 7 February 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would approve the sale of a $300 million precision-guided missile technology package to Saudi Arabia despite ongoing concerns about the kingdom’s involvement in the conflict in Yemen and civilian casualties. The escalating conflict in Yemen has produced a death toll […]