President Biden Pledges to End U.S. Support for “Catastrophic” War in Yemen

HeadlineFeb 05, 2021

President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, describing it as a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe.” The war, which began six years ago and was supported by both Presidents Obama and Trump, has devastated Yemen, leaving at least 100,000 people dead. According to the United Nations, 80% of Yemen’s 30 million people need some form of aid or protection. Biden’s pledge came during a major foreign policy speech Thursday in which he vowed to get tough on adversaries like China and Russia, while declaring “America is back.”

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