The US government is only blowing hot air with its condemnatory rhetoric against the Saudi regime and will never take concrete steps to end Riyadh’s crimes against humanity, says a former American diplomat in Saudi Arabia.
J. Michael Springmann, a Washington-based author and the former head of the US visa bureau in Jeddah, made the remarks regarding the US stance on a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a that killed at least 140 civilians.
After Saturday’s strike, which targeted a funeral hall and injured over 500 people, White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Washington would review its support for the Saudi monarchs’ aggression against their impoverished neighbor, which has killed thousands of Yemenis since its onset in March 2015.
“I frankly have to say that talk is cheap, it is easy to say something and it is very hard to do,” Springmann said.
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