Continued Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE Undermine Congressional Authority

In May 2019, the Trump Administration approved a new shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) valued at $8 billion, as part of an ‘emergency’ sale meant to bolster regional allies and counter regional aggression. By tagging the sales as for an ‘emergency’ the administration is able to avoid Congressional[…]

One year since State Department lifts Bahrain arms ban, unprecedented repression continues

29 June 2016 – Today marks one year since the US State Department lifted an arms hold to the Government of Bahrain. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on the US Government to assess the human rights situation in the country and re-instate a small arms ban to further prevent violent[…]