In response to the Biden administration’s announcement that they are freezing and reviewing arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Policy Lead Scott Paul said:

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"For nearly six years, the international community has fueled a brutal war that has killed thousands of Yemenis and pushed millions to the brink of famine. Today’s announcement signals that the Biden administration will take a different course than prior administrations, prioritizing peace, security and dignity for Yemenis rather than Gulf alliances and profits for arms dealers. The administration’s actions reflect the wishes of the American people and Congressional leaders from both parties, who have consistently pushed for an end to the US role in the conflict.

"This is a critical step by the administration and we call on President Biden to permanently halt the sale of arms and other military support bound for the conflict in Yemen - and for other nations supplying the Saudi-led coalition to follow suit. All parties to the conflict must be held accountable for their role in the conflict and should recommit to reaching peace, respecting international law and pushing for a more secure future for all Yemenis."

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