The resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran has raised hopes for an end to the war in Yemen. The US and Britain should stop backing this war.
A book review of “Yemen in the Shadow of Transition” by Stacey Philbrick Yadav
Given the terrible suffering that the Yemeni people have endured, the first nationwide ceasefire since 2016 can only be welcomed. But there is a long way to go before the war ends.
Despite being elected on a platform of ending US support for the war on Yemen, Biden is supporting the coalition, without qualification. Towards the end of 2021 the US sold $650 million worth of advanced weapons to the Saudis – helping escalate, not end, the war on Yemen.
The Saudi and UAE war in Yemen, supplied and supported by the US, British, Canadian and French governments, is going to be wound down. The Saudi-led coalition’s intervention has failed due to the resistance mounted that has been led from within Yemeni society. Despite the US government taking steps to end the war, the British Tory government remains determined to assist the war’s prosecution to the bitterest of ends.
On 25 January an international day of action was held for Yemen. The appeal supporting the action has been endorsed by 385 organisations representing 31 nations and states. The video of the Global Online Rally was oversubscribed and can be watched on the Stop The War Coalition website.