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Watchdog finds U.S. did not weigh civilian risks when pushing Saudi arms sales

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties in Yemen when it pushed through a huge 2019 precision-guided munitions sale to Saudi Arabia, a government watchdog's report said on Tuesday.
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Pompeo's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Were Legal-but Heightened Risks of Civilian Casualties in Yemen

Pompeo's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Were Legal-but Heightened Risks of Civilian Casualties in Yemen

1 month ago   |   By Foreign Policy

A State Department watchdog report concludes that Pompeo followed proper channels in sending arms to Saudi Arabia but faults the State Department for not assessing the humanitarian risks of such a move.
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State Department did not consider civilian casualties when sending arms to the Middle East, report finds

State Department did not consider civilian casualties when sending arms to the Middle East, report finds

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The State Department did not fully consider the risk of civilian casualties when it approved more than $8 billion in arms sales to Middle Eastern countries last year, according to an inspector general report released Tuesday.
Lawmakers asked the IG to investigate the transfer of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2019 cited threats from Iran when using emergency authorities to transfer the weapons. The move short-circuited lawmakers, who had blocked some of the transfers for more than a year over concerns that...
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Pompeo Didn't Weigh Civilian Risk From Saudi Arms, Watchdog Says

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

A long-disputed inspector general's report found that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo didn't “fully assess” the risk of civilian casualties or take steps to reduce it when he approved $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Mideast allies over congressional objections.
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U.S. did not fully assess civilian risks when pushing Saudi arms sales-report

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties when it pushed through a massive sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia last year, a government watchdog's report said on Tuesday.
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