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Yemen War Resolution Earns Overwhelming Bipartisan Support in Senate

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Yemeni people attend the funeral of victims of a Saudi-led airstrike, in Saada, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Yemen’s shiite rebels are backing a United Nations’ call for an investigation into the airstrike in the country’s north that killed dozens of people including many children.

Hani Mohammed

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators took the floor to vote in favor of a resolution to end U.S. support of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen. In an effort to stop Senators from voting on this resolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis rushed to Capitol Hill. The Administration claimed the resolution was “poorly timed” and that the U.S. is “on the cusp of [negotiating] a ceasefire in Yemen.” Many Senators expressed dissatisfaction with Mattis and Pompeo’s arguments. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said the briefing was “very unsatisfactory.” To discuss the situation unraveling with Yemen and Saudi-U.S. relations we are joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi and Kathy Kelly. Al-Adeimi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

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