Mattis calls for end to Saudi-led war in Yemen


(Worthy News) - Defense Secretary James Mattis made a forceful call for all parties involved in the brutal war in Yemen to come to the negotiation table within the next month, to bring to an end to a conflict pushed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has devolved into a military stalemate that has produced one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

In remarks to the Washington-based U.S. Institute for Peace, the Pentagon chief said that it was long past time for the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, battling Iranian-backed Houthi separatists in Yemen to lay down their arms.

Both the Obama and Trump administrations have provided intelligence and logistics support to the Saudi coalition, despite fierce and growing criticism on Capitol Hill. The war is widely as a personal project of hard-charging Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has cultivated close ties with the Trump White House. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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