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INSKEEP: Some people will know that the United States has agreed on further weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. is a major arms supplier. Should those, in any way, be conditioned on the way that Saudi Arabia uses those weapons? TUELLER: Part of any security relationship is ... War

The State Department said it had notified Congress of the proposed sale, part of a $1 billion defense deal that also includes parts and maintenance support for Saudi tanks and helicopters. The main contractor for the missiles is Tucson, Arizona-based Raytheon. "This proposed sale will support U.S. ... Saudi Arabia
But campaigners, including some US legislators, are urging western governments to halt or limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of its involvement in a devastating civil war in Yemen. The US Senate killed on Tuesday a resolution seeking an end to US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen .
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval ... The State Department said the package includes up to about 6,700 U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, along with servicing, maintanence and parts ... Saudis

The Trump administration will approve a plan to sell around $1 billion in weapons -- including some 6,700 missiles -- to the Saudi government, the ... a $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, the State Department announced during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the United States this week.
WASHINGTON -- The State Department said on Thursday that it had approved the sale of an estimated $670 million in anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia, .... to stop abuse, the White House is signaling support for large-scale abuse -- by unconditionally backing Riyadh with millions more in weapons sales.
Russia is struggling to fund its new Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet, and have only ordered 12 of the jets while the US ramps up its sales and production of the F-35 — a ... Russia's Su-57 is still in a theoretical stage with few airframes built and new engines and weapons integration sorely lacking, but the F-35 is ready to sell.
It's clear that the militarized culture of the United States' empire is one of the factors that paves the way for a violent culture at home. ... There is an additional important crossover between US gun violence and the military: The arms manufacturers for the Armed Forces and the civilian market are, in large part, ...
PORT ANGELES — Law enforcement agencies across the North Olympic Peninsula have various ways of disposing of forfeited guns, from trading them in for newer weapons in Port Angeles to destroying them in Port Townsend and Forks. Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith and other law enforcement ...
Skirting Saudi Arms Sales, France Says Iran Has 'Lots' of Weapons in Yemen ... When asked specifically why France continued to sell weapons to Saudi and the Emirates in the current context, Jean-Yves Le Drian skirted the issue and said the priority was to find a political solution to the Yemen crisis.
Egypt has purchased North Korean weapons and allowed North Korean diplomats to use their Cairo embassy as a base for military sales across the ... the United States and the United Nations sanctioned the ambassador, Pak Chun-il, describing him as an agent of North Korea's largest arms company, the ...
The US State Department decided to approve the sale of hundreds of Javelin anti-tank missiles and missile launch units to the Ukrainian government on Thursday, according to an announcement from the Pentagon's arms exporting agency, Sputnik reported. The deal is worth an estimated $47 million, the ...
Overnight Defense: Putin boasts of new nuclear weapons | US approves sale of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine | Dem warns of China's influence in Africa ... "This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Ukraine," the Defense ...

The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Miami ... Frederik Barbieri, 36, of Ft. Pierce, Florida, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, one count of ...
That vulnerable moment triggered him to ask President Donald Trump to push the pause button on certain gun sales, Mast said. "Let's pause on selling these weapons that have been used in these incidents, just like the travel ban," he said. "We're going to pause 30, 60, 90 days and let's see who has ...
For the second day in a row, a committee rejected a ban on assault weapons in a state that has had multiple mass shootings in the past two years involving ... Here is how South Florida's representatives voted Tuesday on whether to approve a ban on the sale of 200 specific types of semi-automatic rifles.
TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers in both chambers voted down an assault-style weapons ban Tuesday, the third such vote in the last week, even as they ... Some Republicans are balking at the new restrictions on weapons sales that include a three-day waiting period for buying all guns, a ban on the sale of ...
State Department: North Korea seeking 'creative and horrific' revenue sources with chemical weapons sales to Syria ... to develop the ability to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon, while Assad's use of chemical weapons has provoked one U.S. airstrike and divided the U.N. Security Council.
SEATTLE - When law enforcement agencies in Washington and other states sell guns they've confiscated during criminal investigations, they're not just selling pistols and hunting rifles, they're also putting assault weapons, including AR-15s, back on the street. Sheriff's offices and police departments across ...
In this file photo taken Oct. 20, 2017, sales clerk Tom Wallitner holds up a Mossberg 715T .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle during an auction at Johnny's Auction House in Rochester, Wash. When selling weapons, sheriff's offices and police departments have also sold AR-15s, AK47s and other assault ...
Washington (CNN) Concerns about Russian aggression is driving billions of dollars in US arms sales to European nations. ... this month that it approved the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of naval weapons, to include Harpoon and Sea Sparrow missiles, to help bolster Finland's navy.
But with the right of gun ownership enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, gun regulations remain a thorny issue in the U.S. Throughout history, there have ... The second of them said: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not ...
Florida House Bill 219 would largely ban the future sale of assault weapons in the state, with exceptions made for law enforcement and military personnel. The bill's list of assault weapons includes AR-15 rifles. Those who already own an assault weapon could apply for a certificate of ownership.
President Donald Trump endorses a range of gun-control measures, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing more weapons than at present. ... "Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids," said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne ...
Some gun control backers pushing for an assault weapons ban include the AR-15-style rifle used in recent mass shootings. But the ... governor, John Kasich, said Sunday he wanted a way to curb sales of the "God-darn AR-15" but the bill also could impact the sale statewide of all semi-automatic weapons.
Craftsman Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ... This weapon has become increasingly popular in the US, especially since the 1994 federal weapons ban expired in 2004, and has been used in many other mass shootings ...
Under federal law, licensed dealers may not sell a handgun to anyone below the age of 21, according to the Giffords Law Center, which advocates for gun control. But the limit is only 18 for these same licensed dealers when it comes to long guns (shotguns and rifles, including assault weapons). Notably ...
The organisers of an event to be held in Taipei for Taiwan and the United States to discuss arms sales say they have not committed to hold the meeting on an annual basis – a move seen by analysts as an attempt to play down the significance of the forum due to concerns over a possible backlash from ...
In many of the mass shootings in the last several years, including the Las Vegas massacre on October 1 and the Texas church shooting on November 5, the gunmen used semi-automatic firearms. But they weren't always legal to buy and sell. In 1994, then-President Bill Clinton pushed an assault weapons ...
(CNN) US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al ... It carries a serial number that small arms experts say matches a batch originally thought to have been given to Iraqi security forces by a US assistance ...
The United States has the highest numbers of personally owned guns and the highest death rate from gun violence. Countries with the least ... And I call on our Congressman and senators to pass legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of military style assault weapons. Congressman Jason Lewis ...
He suggested he would favor expanding background check laws to cover private gun sales; banning so-called bump stocks that make semi-automatic weapons fire bullets faster; and outlawing assault weapons like the AR-15 that was reportedly used in the Florida massacre. “Common sense guns laws ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with civil manufacturing companies, not arms manufacturers, at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. ... He pointed out the spending of the U.S. and Russia on weapons, "while people there are in actual need, in a physical need – whether in the U.S. or outside, ...
A prominent Republican political donor demanded on Saturday that the party pass legislation to restrict access to guns, and vowed not to contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians. Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real ...
There need to be checks and in a school a search of people. The most important thing is control," he said. He said Russia had already taken steps to safeguard students. "These measures have already been taken in all schools, there is search and control, we don't have the free sale of weapons in shops ...
Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explaining that he will no longer prevent U.S. arms sales from flowing to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on board with the move, according to a letter ...
Five of the six deadliest mass shootings of the past six years in the United States. In each of them, the gunman ... The carnage in Florida on Wednesday that left at least 17 dead seemed to confirm that the rifle and its variants have also become the weapons of choice for mass killers. It is not hard to see why.
The United States is poised to let Persian Gulf nations resume buying American-made lethal weapons after a key U.S. senator said he would stop blocking the sales, even though the Qatar diplomatic crisis that prompted the freeze is no closer to being resolved. Last year, Senate Foreign Relations ...
Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is reopening U.S. arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states, which he levied to pressure a resolution with Qatar. ... “Given that weapons sales are part of our security cooperation with these states, I am lifting my blanket hold on sales of lethal military equipment to the GCC ...
“Not only does LEAD provide materiel readiness to the U.S. Armed Forces, but we do the same for many U.S. allies as well,” said depot Commander Col. ... the Hawk (Homing All the Way Killer) missile defense systems, then in 1985 became the first foreign military sales partner for the U.S. Patriot system.
The Trump administration is pushing to expand US arms sales abroad, drafting diplomats to promote US weapons makers. The push is on display this month at Asia's biggest airshow. Critics have said such expanded sales may fuel violence and that more deals won't necessarily translate into more jobs in ...
The new rules would transfer the oversight for the U.S. to sell some weapons like rifles and shotguns, as well as the ammunition for them, from the State Department to the Commerce Department, which some experts and officials say is far less prepared than its internationally oriented counterpart to vet ...
Included in this package are 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus Extended Range (ER) Grade B Surface-Launched Missiles, 12 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Grade B Surface-Launched Missiles, 12 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ ER Grade B Surface-Launched Upgrade Kits, four RTM-84L-4 Harpoon ...
The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Monday she would be promoting American weaponry at the largest air show in Asia, where China's ... China has shipped weapons to countries like the Philippines, which once decried China's maritime claims but has recently drawn closer to Beijing.
The United States has banned the export of weapons to South Sudan and has urged other nations and the UN to adopt a global arms embargo. It is a largely symbolic move, as the US does not export arms to South Sudan. But the move prevents any US company or citizen from offering defence services to the country.
How well founded is that confidence in Australia's ability to control where defence industry exports end up? Daniel Mahanty is from the Center for Civilians in Conflict in Washington DC, and spent 16 years in the US State Department working on integrating human rights into US security assistance and arms ...


 

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