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Intel: Rights groups urge US to nix arms sales to UAE

The organizations warned the major weapons sale could contribute to further instability and violent conflict in the Middle East.
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A coalition of human rights organizations is urging President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden to halt a planned $23 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates they say would worsen a set of bloody regional conflicts. 

“These sales undermine US interests and fuel civilian harm and human rights violations in Yemen, Libya and beyond,” read the letter from 29 groups, including the Project on Middle East Democracy, ALQST and Win Without War. 

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