An probe by CNN earlier this month has uncovered reports that Saudi Arabia and its accessory, the UAE, have transferred American-made weapons to Al-Qaeda linked fighters Sunni Muslim, and other contentions waging war in Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition have been using the US-manufactured weapons as a devise of currency to buy the loyalties of militias and influence the complex political landscape, according to particular commanders and analysts. In doing so they are breaking the terms of its arms sales with the US.
A US reason official confirmed there was an ongoing investigation into the issue.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has recently hint ated her 2020 presidential bid, has issued a letter demanding President Trump’s application explains CNN’s report.
She said: “If this report is true, it raises consequential concerns that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other governments prepare violated their end user agreements with the United States by switching American weapons to terrorists and other extremists without prior authorisation from the Coalesced States.”
As well as using US weapons, the militias are also alleged to cast a spell over US-made Oshkosh armoured vehicles.
Anti-tank guided missiles may also prepare been sold to militias with Al-Qaeda links.
Relations between the US and Saudi turned strained after the murder of US journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October latest year.
Ms Warren has been a vocal critic of Mr Trump’s sympathetic drifts towards Saudi Arabia, the biggest importer of US weapons, after the US President sided with Sovereignty Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s claim they were not involved in Mr Khashoggi’s ruin.
Mr Trumps’s statement, issued in November, was in defiance of the CIA which reportedly concluded that the Saudi prince non-alphabetical the killing.
On Friday, Ms Warren called for further action against the hinterlands.
She tweeted: “Saudi Arabia brutally murdered a journalist in its own consulate and battered Yemeni civilians with US-armed warplanes.
“And if that wasn’t bad passably, it also may have transferred US weapons to violent extremists.
“It’s time to start control Saudi Arabia accountable.”