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General News    H3'ed 5/22/17

President Donald Trump's Saudi Arms Deal and Yemen's War

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The deal further entangles the United States in a political and humanitarian crisis that threatens to spiral out of control.

The weapons deal has also raised legal questions. In a legal opinion sent to the U.S. Senate on May 19, the American Bar Association’s Human Rights Center argued that continued arms sales are illegal under American laws that ban sales to states that violate international law. The letter, authored by Vanderbilt Professor and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Newton, cited “consistent and credible reports of clear violations of internationally recognized human rights” by Saudi Arabia’s armed forces.

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