We are happy to announce that, late last week, the Obama administration announced its decision to block sales of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia. Thank you for your help in reaching this victory! Now let’s take it a step further. Urge President Obama to end ALL weapons sales to Saudi Arabia by signing our petition to the White House below.
We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and his administration to end ALL weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. The recent decision by the administration to block the sale of cluster bombs to the kingdom is a welcome development and a step in the right direction. But the U.S. must end ALL weapons sales to the Saudis in order to end our complicity with the horrific deaths of thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen.
Over 80% of the population needs humanitarian assistance. 2.75 million people in Yemen are now displaced.
The UN recently stated that most civilian deaths through July 2015 were the result of Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes. Over 3,000 civilians have been killed.
All sides have abused human rights, including the Houthi armed group. However, only the Saudi Arabia coalition has the ability to drop bombs and launch airstrikes from the air.
The U.S. must stop supplying Saudi Arabia with F-15s and other munitions it has been using to ruthlessly victimize the Yemeni people. We call on President Obama to ban all sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia immediately.