Washington, March 29: United States government has become proactive and all the way more sensitive about the Yemen civil war. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked for more US military support for the civil war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The unnecessary and pointless war in Yemen backed by the US has pulled the country to its lowest mark ever. Yemen has become the world’s poorest country, and is also on the brink of welcoming famine.
The then Obama led government had provided Saudi Arabia with substantial support for the war but last year in December, Obama backed away with the decision as many civilians were dying as a result of unnecessary airstrikes and bombings.
The catch here is the Trump government who is planning to resume the military support to the UAE again. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is ideating on the support operations. Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia earlier this month has displayed affection towards Trump in their meeting at White House. He also referred Trump as ‘true friend of Muslims’.
The main objective of US is to fight Al-Qaida in Yemen. And meanwhile, Saudi airstrikes have killed 10,000 civilians in Yemen. Most of the airstrikes have hit the hospitals, schools and recently, dozens of Somali refugees died in a boat because of the war.
The Yemen war is fought by US and UAE for different purposes altogether. US is fighting against Al-Qaida as they have a terrible history with the terrorist organisation while UAE is fighting the Yemen war to push back Houthi rebels from Iran.