U.S. Role in Yemen is Nearing Breaking Point: Report




Yemen may live moments with glimmer of hope again as the us law makers may hinder 2 billion arms deals to the Saudi coalition according to the intercept which shed the light on this topic saying that : in congress, frustration with the U.S. role in Yemen is nearing a breaking point. Sen.

Bob Menendez the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding up a $2 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over concerns that the two countries routinely bomb civilian targets. Meanwhile, in the House, U.S. assistance to the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition is about to face another major hurdle.

In this regard the American conservative said California Democrat Ro Khanna introduced a resolution invoking the 1973 War Powers Act, declaring that Congress never authorized U.S. support for the coalition in Yemen and directing President Donald Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from “hostilities” against the Houthis at war with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The web site added that The new resolution has many more co-sponsors than last year. and it stands a better chance of being brought to the floor for a vote.

The co-sponsors include Democratic ranking members from both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the minority whip.
It is worth to mention that there is growing opposition in Congress to the policy of unconditionally supporting the Saudi coalition as it pulverizes and starves Yemen.

In defense news web site the topic is farther expanded and the article mentioned the resolution’s lead sponsor, Rep. Ro Khanna who said said in a statement ” in yemen the bloodshed continues with widespread destruction and disease contributing to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. U.S.-fueled planes continue to drop U.S.-made bombs on innocent victims,”

Common dreams also published an article about this and said : A war powers resolution to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s war has more than 50 sponsors, including some Democratic big guns.
In stars and strips the intended resolution is there also and said : A bipartisan group of more than a dozen House lawmakers introduced legislation to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen.

Rep. Adam Smith, ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, joined more than a dozen of his colleagues, including Reps. Ro Khanna, and Mark Pocan, in their call to withdraw U.S. armed forces from engaging in the fight between the Saudi Arabia-backed government forces and the Houthi.

Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world right now that has been significantly exacerbated by the civil war. The impact of the Saudi-coalition’s actions on the dire humanitarian crisis is undeniable.

The expected House resolution may be the last hope to elevate the suffering people of Yemen because if the U.S. withdraws its support for the Saudi-led bombing, a negotiated settlement is sure to follow and the worst war in the modern humanity history will come to an end.

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