Petition statement to be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Congress: Stop UAE Arms Deal If UAE Refuses Ceasefire To Stop Yemen Famine

Sign this petition


Note: This petition is a project of Just Foreign Policy and MoveOn.org. By signing, you agree to receive email messages from Just Foreign Policy, MoveOn Political Action, and MoveOn Civic Action. You may unsubscribe at any time. [privacy policy]

Embed This petition

<iframe src="http://petitions.moveon.org/embed/widget.html?v=3&name=congress-stop-uae-arms" class="moveon-petition" id="petition-embed" width="300px" height="500px"></iframe>

Congress: Stop UAE Arms Deal If UAE Refuses Ceasefire To Stop Yemen Famine

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Oppose any arms deal with the UAE until the UAE agrees to a ceasefire at Hodeida to protect Yemen from famine.
There are currently 8,741 signatures. NEW goal - We need 10,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The Trump Administration has notified Congress of a $2 billion arms deal with the United Arab Emirates. [1] Congress has thirty days to block the sale. This proposed arms deal gives Congress a unique opportunity to pressure the UAE.

The UAE has been a key participant in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine. [2] Indeed, the Washington Post has referred to the threatened attack by the Saudi-led coalition on the crucial Yemeni port of Hodeida as "a planned Emirati offensive." [3] The UN Special Envoy to Yemen has stated, "We are definitely, unequivocally against any military operation" at Hodeida, warning that such an operation would likely push Yemen into full-blown famine by cutting off the supply of food to northern Yemen through Hodeida. [4]

If Congress approves the UAE arms deal without insisting that the UAE agree to a ceasefire at Hodeida to protect Yemen from famine, Congress could be signing the death warrants of millions of Yemenis who are in imminent danger of dying from starvation due to the Saudi-led war and blockade on Yemen.

Urge Congress to introduce and support a resolution of disapproval against the UAE arms deal unless and until the UAE agrees to a famine-averting ceasefire at Hodeida by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/us-2-billion-arms-sale-uae/
2. http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-approves-2bn-missile-sale-uae-842404197
3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-weighs-deeper-involvement-in-yemen-war/2017/03/26/b81eecd8-0e49-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html
4. http://pocan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bipartisan-group-of-16-lawmakers-threaten-to-block-us-military

Current petition signers

Loading...

Note: MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.