Al-Houthi: New US Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia Contradicts Biden’s Commitment
Member of the Supreme Political Council in Sana’a, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, criticized the announcement of the United States of America to sell a new arms equipment to Saudi Arabia, at an estimated value of 600 million dollars.
Al-Houthi said on Twitter on Friday: “The new US arms deal, after being approved, is a flagrant contradiction between (Biden)’s commitment to peace and support for war on Yemen.”
He stressed that this deal is evidence of the lack of seriousness and credibility of “Biden administration in stopping its war with its allies on Yemen, pointing out that the deal means continuing to starve the people and criminalize it.
On Thursday, the US State Department announced that its country had agreed to sell air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, in the latest military deal between the two parties since Biden’s election as US President.
The Pentagon said that the State Department had approved the sale of 280 air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, worth $650 million.
It added that “the deal to Saudi Arabia would enhance its defense capacity in the face of current and future threats,” referring to the war waged by Riyadh on Yemen.
Saudi activists have previously documented the deviation of air-to-air missiles fired by Saudi fighter jets from their targets, especially after the Saudi air defense systems failed to intercept drones and missiles.