WASHINGTON, Nov. 09 (YPA) – 30 members of the US Senate and 10 political groups have called for an immediate end to US support for the war on Yemen.
The letter addressed to Senator Jack Reed called for using his influence as head of the armed forces in the Senate to cut off US support for Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen.
The Democratic lawmakers wrote in a letter published Tuesday in the US magazine Providence: “For years, we have witnessed the disturbing effect of American support for this war and its aftermath of widespread famine, the bombing of school buses, the countless casualties caused by air strikes and the blockade of ports to prevent access to essential food and medicine.”
The lawmakers, added, in the latter they signed last Wednesday, “We cannot continue to support these inhumane policies.”
In a related context, Senators demanded that Reid include an amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders that would cut aid to Saudi Arabia.
For his part, Chip Unruh, a spokesman for Senator Reid’s office, said: “Since there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen, Senator Reid has pressured the Biden administration to find a political solution that helps resolve the humanitarian crisis.”