World: The United States sells to Ryad and Emirates for more than $ 5 billion in anti-missile weapons

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Le Yémen est dévasté par un conflit qui oppose les forces du gouvernement, appuyées par une coalition militaire menée par l'Arabie saoudite depuis 2015, aux rebelles Houthis soutenus par l'Iran, le rival de Ryad dans la région. supplied by Tribune Yemen is devastated by a conflict between government forces, supported by a coalition Military led by Saudi Arabia since 2015, to the Houthi rebels supported by Iran, the rival of Ryad in the region.

Two weeks after the visit of the American president Joe Biden in the Middle East and his controversial visit in Saudi Arabia, where he tried to reaffirm the influence of the United States, Washington announced Tuesday that he approved the sale 'Saudi Arabia and the Emirates of Patriot and Thaad anti-missile defense systems for more than $ 5 billion.

The US State Department declared in a statement that it has notified the Congress its intention to sell 3.05 billion dollars to Ryad 300 Missiles. This sale will allow the Saudi kingdom to "reconstruct its shaded stocks of Patriot missiles", used to defend the territory against drone attacks carried out from neighboring Yemen by the Houthis rebels, said the United States Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Confronted with one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, Yemen is devastated by an conflict which opposes government forces, supported by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia since 2015, with the Houthi rebels supported by the Iran, Ryad's rival in the region.

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Washington has also approved the sale to the United Arab Emirates, partners of Saudi Arabia in the conflict in Yemen, of two Thaad (Theater High Altitude Area Defense) anti -missile systems, with 96 missiles, for a total amount of 2.25 billions of dollars. The Patriot missiles are manufactured by the American group Raytheon, while Thaad systems are produced by Lockheed Martin.

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Extension of a two -month truce in Yemen

These advertisements of armament sales are revealed when the UN announces the extension in extremis for "two additional months" of the truce in force in Yemen, with the hope To "intensify" negotiations to achieve more "sustainable" peace in this country ravaged by almost eight years of war. In a press release, the UN special emissary, Hans Grundberg, said that the agreement concluded between the belligerents under the aegis of the United Nations included "a commitment to intensify negotiations in order to reach a truce as possible as soon as possible prolonged ”.

But the two camps have expressed complaints about the implementation of the existing agreement, against a background of long -standing mutual distrust. The government recognized by the international community accused the Houthi movement, supported by Iran, of showing intransigence in talks concerning the reopening of roads. The Houthis criticize the coalition under Saudi command which intervenes militarily in Yemen since 2015 for not having respected agreements on fuel deliveries and thefts from Sanaa, the capital, which they control.

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