U.S. Tried To Prevent Saudi Arabia From Targeting Civilian, Humanitarian Sites In Yemen But Efforts Largely Failed, Former Officials Say
Devex: USAID tried — and failed — to convince Saudi Arabia not to strike civilian targets in Yemen
“At the start of the conflict in Yemen, which has now devolved into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, U.S. officials worked behind closed doors to convince Saudi Arabia’s leaders not to target humanitarian and civilian sites for airstrikes. Those efforts largely failed due to a lack of high-level political will within the Saudi government, according to two former U.S. officials who testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday…” (Igoe, 3/7).