U.S. Excludes Saudi Arabia from List of Countries Using Child Soldiers

HeadlineJun 19, 2019

In other news on Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the kingdom from being included on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing expert findings that Saudi Arabia has used child fighters in Yemen. The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen has led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The U.N. reports that 80% of the population—over 24 million people—need some form of assistance.

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