A United States top official says the country is reviewing whether to keep up support for the Saudi war on impoverished Yemen, where more than 80 civilians died in a recent airstrike by the monarchy’s forces.
White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price made the announcement in a statement released on Saturday.
“US security cooperation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check,” said NSC spokesman Ned Price in a statement, following reports that a Saudi airstrike left at least 82 mourners dead at a hall in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
“We are deeply disturbed by reports of today’s air strike on a funeral hall in Yemen, which, if confirmed, would continue the troubling series of attacks striking Yemeni civilians,” Price noted. “In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led coalition.”
He further suggested that Saudis’ war crimes against the…