In a last-ditch effort to preserve U.S. backing for the Saudi-led operation in Yemen, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Thursday introduced two amendments intended to weaken a Senate War Powers Resolution that called for an end to American involvement.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and 2017, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Iranian-backed forces in Yemen are demanding the reopening of the country’s international airport, a stumbling block in tense negotiations taking place this week between warring factions in Sweden, according to U.S officials and Western sources on the ground who told the Washington Free Beacon this demand by Iran’s Houthi rebels would allow Tehran to continue importing weapons and militants in an area of the Middle East that leaves Israel vulnerable to attack.
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.
Regional experts are warning against knee-jerk calls to pull American support from the Saudi-led alliance battling Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen amid heightened congressional scrutiny of the U.S. relationship with the Gulf kingdom.
A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the Trump administration to reevaluate U.S. support for Gulf allies fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen amid reports of disproportionate civilian casualties.
Officials in the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen on Tuesday displayed captured weapons that they say show Iran is arming the Shiite insurgents.
ADEN (Reuters) – Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, a Yemeni military source, the UAE news agency and local residents said.