Urge Your Rep. To Support The Conyers Amendment To Block Transfer Of Cluster Bombs To Saudi Arabia


Excerpt from: Just Foreign Policy

Reps. Conyers (MI), Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN), and McGovern (MA) have introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which would prevent any money in the bill from being used to facilitate the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has used U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in civilian areas in Yemen, killing and wounding civilians, in defiance of U.S. law.

Urge your Rep. to support the Conyers-Grijalva-Ellison-McGovern NDAA amendment by signing our petition at MoveOn.

Passage of this amendment would be a step towards compliance with Human Rights Watch’s demand that the U.S. stop the production and transfer of cluster bombs completely, consistent with the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It would also be a step towards fulfilling the demands of Sens. Murphy and Paul and Reps. Yoho and Lieu that U.S. weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia be conditioned on efforts to limit casualties in the Saudi war in Yemen.

It was taboo to criticize Saudi Arabia. Now even Republicans are doing it. A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission said yesterday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 9/11 attack.

Urge your Representative to support the Conyers-Grijalva-Ellison-McGovern NDAA amendment by signing and sharing our petition.

Thanks for all you do to help make U.S. foreign policy more just,

Robert Naiman, Avram Reisman, and Sarah Burns
Just Foreign Policy

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