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The operation targeted Abdul Reza Shahlai, commander of the Yemen division of Iran’s elite Quds Force, near the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
Progressives want to use the defense budget to stop support for Saudi Arabia’s war, but are enough Democrats willing to take a stand?
Rep. Ed Royce spoke on the House floor against ending U.S. support for the Yemen war. His talking points were scripted by lobbyists for Saudi Arabia.
The veto, for all its cynical implications about the state of U.S. foreign policy, should also concern Americans at home.
Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia could turn to Russia or China for arms, but the French intelligence report emphasizes its dependence on the West.
Frustration with Saudi Arabia has been at an all-time high on Capitol Hill since October, when Saudi agents killed the Washington Post’s Jamal Khashoggi.
“We’re going to help end a war which has caused unbelievable horror to one of the poorest countries on earth,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the bill’s sponsor.
Many in Congress came to see the resolution as a way of holding Saudi leadership accountable for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Sarah Smith’s challenge to Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., focused on what she cast as his hawkish foreign policy, pushing him to take a clearer stance on Yemen.
A U.N. panel found that detainees in prisons controlled by U.S. allies were beaten, electrocuted, hung upside down, and raped.