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Friday, December 14, 2018

Ending US Military Support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen Would Trigger Dangerous Consequences

In a new resolution, a bipartisan group of senators is calling for the United States to end its involvement—specifically its support of Saudi Arabia—in the Yemen conflict.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 63-37 to pass a procedural measure that will clear the way for a floor debate on the issue next week.

The push comes largely in response to the recent murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Trump administration has banned 21 Saudi suspects in that murder from entering the U.S., imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials, and expressed its willingness to take further action if warranted by ongoing investigations. Many senators seek to do more to punish the Saudis, even if it means sacrificing the interests of the Yemeni government and making a negotiated settlement of the conflict more difficult.



Anonymous said...

It would trigger a loss of profits for the military industry.

Anonymous said...

With daily profits sometimes approaching $250,000,000 per DAY, Saudi Arabia can afford to fight its own border battles.

Anonymous said...

Or buy America to do so.