US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump opposed restrictions on US aid to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
“The way to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people is not to prolong the conflict by impeding our partners in the conflict, but by giving the Saudi-led coalition the support needed to defeat the Iranian-backed rebels and ensure a just peace,” the US minister said.
Saudi Arabia is leading a US-backed Arab military alliance in Yemen, which has been carrying out operations since March 26, 2015 to support forces loyal to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to restore areas captured by Ansar Allah in January of the same year.
In the face of continued military operations, Yemen is suffering the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Thousands of people have been killed and wounded, according to the United Nations, and 22 million people, or about 75% of the population, need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection.
Source: News Agencies