As we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the new threat of Covid-19 awaits the country. The strength of the Saudi imposed siege has delayed its arrival. But its arrival is inevitable.
On March 26th we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi led war on Yemen. Those five dreadful years would not have been possible without the political and military support of the US and British governments.
On Monday 19 November, the British government issued a draft resolution on Yemen for the UN Security Council. The resolution proposes a two week deadline for the Saudi coalition and Ansarallah to remove all barriers to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The vile murder of Jamal Khashoggi has prompted an apparently unexpected crisis within the Saudi regime. All its imperialist backers are writhing with embarrassment.
The March visit to Britain by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, highlighted the differences on international policies, between Theresa May’s Tories and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
The following article by Stephen Bell, about US backed war on Yemen, was first published on the Stop the War Coalition Website.
Following President Trump’s inauguration, many questions are posed about the future direction of US foreign policy. During the election campaign, when questioned on the Middle East, Trump reiterated his opposition to: the Iraq war; US intervention against Assad rather than ISIS; and to the use of US ground troops where local states ought to intervene. Perhaps such shifts will lead him to withdraw support for the Saudi-led war upon Yemen?