Trump Admin Rejects Rand Paul’s Effort to Get U.S. Out of Iranian-Backed Conflict in Yemen

Buildings lay in ruins in Mocha, Yemen

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is encouraging the Senate to suspend U.S. arms sales to Bahrain, an American ally, as it serves on behalf of a Saudi military coalition battling against Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, according to a copy of a letter being hand-delivered to offices on Capitol Hill and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Senate Committee Paves Way for Pompeo to Become Top U.S. Diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee.