"It is quite remarkable that in these last three years, where the United States has been so involved in this devastating war in Yemen, there has been so little coverage", Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin told Radio Sputnik's Fault Lines on August 21 after news of the Yemeni school bus hit by Saudi planes firing US-made weapons broke.
In a statement, Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Timothy Barrett said "the notion that anyone told Director Haspel not to attend today's briefing is false". "The notion that anyone told Director Haspel not to attend today's briefing is false", according to the statement from CIA Press Secretary Timothy Barrett. He had earlier planned to vote against the resolution. Momani said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should avoid him. The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthis since 2015.
Another media report linking the Saudi prince and the Khashoggi's killing also emerged yesterday in the Israel-based Haaretz newspaper.
The government of Saudi Arabia has been bombing and starving the Middle East's poorest country for about three years, now. A meeting with Trump has not been ruled out by the White House.
The US Senate voted 63-37 Wednesday to advance a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The committee introduced a bipartisan bill, but has has not taken further action.
When the Senate voted on the same resolution back in March, it failed 55-44, with 10 Democrats voting against it. Wednesday's procedural vote got the support of every Senate Democrat and 14 Republicans, including Sen.
To date, Trump's deputies have shown no indication of planning to change course. The upper chamber is expected to vote Thursday on whether to cut aid to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen. A recent report by Save the Children estimates 85,000 children under the age of five have died from acute malnutrition brought on by the war.
"I commend the Senate for advancing a bipartisan resolution to end USA support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen". He also argued that the resolution could thwart negotiations to secure a ceasefire - an argument lawmakers disputed.
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He declined to say what other USA officials will join Trump in the session. "They have to open up China to the United States". Trump didn't discuss dedicated gaming hardware specifically, but he did comment on the potential for a hike in iPhone prices.
The next day, a source close to the Turkish government says police believe the journalist was murdered inside the consulate "by a team especially sent to Istanbul and who left the same day".
Pompeo acknowledged to the lawmakers that the Yemen conflict has taken a bad toll on civilians, but argued that Saudi Arabia provides an important counterweight to Iran in the region.
The potential charges stem from Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen, where thousands have died and millions more face starvation and disease.
"The Saudis, lobbyists, the Secretary of Defense, none of them have been able to stop this anger which is brewing". "Long-standing relationships guide but do not blind us. We can not be deflected from using all our influence to end this war for the good of innocent people in trouble, and ultimately the safety of our own people, and this includes our military engagement".
The Washington Post contributor is recorded on camera entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Asked whether Canada believes the Crown Prince was involved in Mr. Khashoggi's death, Ms. Freeland did not directly answer the question but implied the Canadian government lacks sufficient evidence to say that.
But this resolution, which seeks to end the war under War Powers Act, must pass the House of Representative to arrive at the president's desk for enactment, neither of those two remaining stages is likely. That said, it is far from clear that there are enough votes in the Senate to actually pass the bill - and it is nearly certain that the lame-duck Republican majority in the House will not take it up. "Except we're firing with real bullets; these are real laws". A second vote is needed to even initiate a Senate floor debate on the measure, and it has no chance of passing the full Congress during the current session.