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United States and Saudi Arabia might lose closeness in Yemen

According to Pompeo, considering the case of Salmán as trigger to withdraw the support is a mistake since "without the participation of the United States, the conflict would be much worse".
  • EFE

63 votes in favor and 37 against marked the end of the debate that determines the possibility of removing from Yemen the troops that support the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the war against that country, which undoubtedly means a major blow to Trump’s administration and the general public opinion, taking into account everything that happened after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist killed in the consulate of his country in Istanbul.

The decision was taken in the Upper House and the measure must be submitted for vote next week for approval and for decisions on possible amendments, which if approved, in 30 days the troops would be leaving Yemen.

The matter that has a balance of more than 10,000 fatalities, has had the support of the United States for Saudi Arabia to fight the Houthi rebels; however, regarding the alleged involvement of Mohamed bin Salman, Saudi Crown Prince, the Democratic caucus considers that the most prudent thing is to withdraw his participation.

Although it is also considered one of the largest humanitarian crises today, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said withdrawing US support would be a big mistake.

"The suffering of Yemen hurts me, but if the US were not involved in Yemen, it would be much worse." Leaving Yemen would immensely damage the national security interests of the US and our allies and partners of the Middle East," said the diplomat according to EFE.

According to Pompeo, considering the case of Salmán as trigger to withdraw the support is a mistake since "without the participation of the United States, the conflict would be much worse". This was also agreed by the Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who also participated in the same meeting of the Senate in which the debate began.

Despite the information that came out of Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, noting Donald Trump himself said that the CIA that Khashoggi was killed by a group of agents from that country and close to Prince Salman, has not concluded, let alone about the guilt of the heir in this matter.

Source EFE

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