Neither Obama as president nor Hillary Clinton as secretary of state rebuked Saudi Arabia for what it was doing in Yemen. Instead, they just kept the flow of military hardware to Saudi going.
President Donald Trump called on Saudi Arabia to immediately end a blockade of Yemen that is preventing people in the war-torn country from receiving essential supplies, a rare criticism of a key U.S. ally.
The blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports has raised the threat of widespread famine. Two out of three Yemenis struggle to get enough food to survive.
Trump said in a statement Wednesday he has asked U.S. officials “to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to request that they completely allow food, fuel, water, and medicine to reach the Yemeni people who desperately need it.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Saudi Arabia war
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia (SA) is estimated to have a population of 32.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 3.9 million.