Yemen's Houthis Welcome US Vote Against The War

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Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement on Thursday welcomed the U.S. Senate vote to end America’s support for the Saudi-led coalition, which has been bombing the impoverished Arab country.

The vote by the Senate on Wednesday brought the Congress one step closer to an unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. It also put Congress on a collision course with Trump, who has already threatened to veto the resolution.

According to the group’s spokesperson and chief negotiator, the vote was a “positive step” because the U.S. support for the coalition only “prolongs the conflict and the humanitarian crisis.”

“In reality, America is the one … selling weapons, and providing support” to the coalition, Mohammed Abdel-Salam told The Associated Press.

Yemen’s conflict erupted in 2014. It further deepened when the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign aimed at forcefully reinstating the resigned regime of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. 

The conflict has killed thousands of people and displaced millions of others. It has also caused the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by Website Team