Washington (SD) – The new US administration led by President Joe Biden has announced that it will end all US support for the Saudi led offensive in Yemen.
The president said they were working on a plan for the United States to play an active role in ending the fighting in Yemen between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi group.
“The conflict in Yemen must end,” said President Joe Biden in his inaugural address on his administration’s foreign policy.
The president also acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s security concern in the region and the need to protect it.
“At the same time, Saudi Arabia faces missile attacks and UAV strikes and other threats from Iranian supplied forces in multiple countries,” Biden said. “We are going to continue to help Saudi Arabia defend its sovereignty and its territorial integrity and its people.” Said Biden.
President Biden has appointed a committee to end the long-running war in Yemen, tapping Tim Lenderking to lead these efforts.
“I have asked my Middle East team to ensure our support for the United Nations’ initiative to impose a ceasefire, open humanitarian channels and restore long-dormant peace talks,” Biden said.
A Saudi-Emirati-led coalition has been battling Houthi militants in Yemen since 2015, causing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.
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