Mattis urges Saudi prince to work for political solution in Yemen

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Trump Administration Approves $1B Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

On Thursday, the Trump administration signed off on selling more than $1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince and de facto leader Mohammed bin Salman visits the US.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (left) welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (right) to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on March 22. While it is likely that Prince Mohammed could independently learn who were his critics, he may have wanted to let it be known that Kushner shared that information with him in order to show his close relationship with the United States, the unnamed USA official said.

Trump, touching on the sensitive shaking-out happening inside the kingdom, said "some tremendous things have happened since your last visit to the White House".

Asked by reporters at the start of his talks whether he would raise the issue of civilian casualties in Yemen, Mattis said: "We are going to end this war, that is the bottom line". "And we are going to end it on positive terms for the people of Yemen but also security for the nations in the peninsula".

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Saudi Arabia leads a coalition in Yemen fighting the Iran-backed Huthi rebels. That devastating three-year-old conflict was an early proving ground for the prince, who is also the minister of defense, but it has been beset by allegations of atrocities against civilians, and strategic drift.

In theory, the US Congress could still block the latest deals announced Thursday, but on Tuesday the Senate voted down a bill to halt US support for the Saudi intervention in Yemen. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin SalmanÊis on a visit in Washington.

Amnesty International said on Friday that U.S. and United Kingdom arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen made a "mockery" of global arms treaties and has resulted in "enormous harm" to civilians, agencies reported.

"Not necessarily specifically safe haven but talking about (looking) at ways to help facilitate a political reconciliation for those Taliban members who are willing to talk".

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Saudi Arabia is the largest buyer of American-made weapons, and the United States sees the country as an ally in the fight against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

He said Saudi Arabia supported the government in Yemen's capital Sana, which is recognized by the UN.

The State Department said the package includes up to about 6,700 US -made anti-tank missiles, along with servicing, maintanence and parts for helicopters and tanks already in the kingdom's arsenal.

"Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and support into its armed forces".

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