United Nations agencies report that since March 2015, Saudi Arabia’s onslaught against Yemen has claimed over 4,300 lives and forced more than 1.3 million others from their homes.
Saudi Arabia is using cluster bombs in its brutal aggression against Yemen. According to The Inter Press Service, US State Department spokesman John Kirby said cluster bombs were “permissible” as legitimate weapons of war if “used appropriately.” But Steve Goose, director of Human Rights Watch’s arms division, said such a statement is just a ‘cover.’
Human Rights Watch accuses Washington of complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen. They say America is liable for these unlawful strikes – for example, by re-fueling warplanes flying over Yemen and providing targeting information. Yet over 70 percent of cluster bomb victims are children. The US is the largest exporter of these weapons to dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia and the bombs themselves are manufactured by American firm Textron with financial investment from the UK.