Mar 15, 2019

Pompeo critiques Senate vote to end U.S. support for Yemen's Saudi-led war

Mike Pompeo is pictured standing next to the American flag.

Mike Pompeo. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back against the Senate's recent vote to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen at a press conference on Friday.

What's happening: Pompeo said giving more support to the Saudi-led coalition is the best way to "alleviate the Yemeni peoples' suffering." The war waged by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Yemen has resulted in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Trump is expected to veto the Senate's bill, which is a rebuke of the administration's foreign policy amid broader pushback over his defense of Saudi Arabia.

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