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New US decision to ban the ammunition sale to UAE and Saudi

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The US House of Representatives has backed resolutions banning the sale of weapons destined for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and referred to the White House, where President Donald Trump is expected to veto.

This comes in light of the growing movements in the United States and European countries to stop the sale of weapons to the Saudi-UAE alliance in the war on Yemen because of the crimes committed by the war against civilians.

Early on Thursday, Congress members voted to block $8.1 billion worth of arms deals for Saudi Arabia and other Washington allies.

The Senate’s rejection of the disapproval decisions was one of the few times that the Republican-dominated House, Trump’s party, objects to his foreign policy.

Nearly a month after the Senate approved 22 decisions not to approve Trump’s plan to sell billions of dollars in arms despite congressional objections, the House of Representatives passed three of the 22 resolutions.

The House of Representatives passed two of the three resolutions by 238 votes to 190 votes and supported the third resolution by 237 votes to 190.

The three decisions impede the sale of ammunition from Raytheon company and related equipment to the two States. Aides to the House of Representatives said that the Democratic leaders of the Council preferred to start these three resolutions before others because the munitions can be delivered more quickly.

Some Congress members suspect that this type of ammunition was used against civilians in Yemen.

Members of Congress want Washington to push the kingdom to improve its human rights record and to avoid civilian casualties in the four-year war in Yemen, where Saudi and the UAE are leading an air campaign targeting Iranian-backed Houthis.

Many of Congress members are angry with Saudi Arabia and the UAE over the war in Yemen. A series of resolutions banning controversial arms deals because of emergency measures were passed that would allow Congress to pass them.

The decision to ban arms sales has passed through the Senate and will be sent to the White House, where it is expected that Trump would use veto for the third time since taking office.

Trump had passed a similar vote to Congress last month in an attempt to pass an $ 8 billion sales deal, citing Iranian threats in the region.