Tell The Biden Admin to Permanently Halt Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia & the UAE
Add your name to demand that President Biden and Secretary Blinken permanently suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, including the sale of Lockheed Martin F-35 jets to the UAE.
Dear President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken,
We were excited to learn on January 27th, 2021 that you would be putting a hold on foreign arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
We are now demanding that you make the suspension of arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates permanent.
The CEO of Raytheon Technologies, Greg Haynes, has already planned for a certain arms sale to Saudi Arabia to not go through. We are asking you to make that expectation reality by permanently suspending these massive sales to Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government has shown, time and time again, a lack of respect for the human rights and self-determination of the Yemeni people, and the United Arab Emirates has been Saudi Arabia’s loyal ally throughout this war. Since March of 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with help from the UAE, has been bombing and blockading Yemen. This has created what the UN calls the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Nearly 80% of Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid. But instead of sending aid to Yemenis, American companies are profiting by sending the weapons that kill them. In one instance, a Lockheed Martin bomb sold to Saudi Arabia by the United States was dropped on a school bus in Yemen two years ago, killing dozens of children on their way to a field trip. From this event, we know what Lockheed Martin’s weapons are used for: to injure and kill innocent children. One of the recent suspensions was of a transfer of $23 billion in Lockheed Martin-made F-35 jets. This sale must not go through. I am tired of Saudi-led war being waged in my name with weapons that say “Made in the USA.” We cannot allow American weapons companies like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to continue to profit by arming the Saudi regime and the UAE.