Turkish Intervention in Yemen - Commentary
Stephen Miles Director, Win Without War
April 16, 2019 -- "“Sadly, the violence and suffering in Yemen continues, and Donald Trump’s apparent illingness to make the United States a client state of Saudi Arabia and the UAE will only further the tremendous human costs of that war." See full Win Without War statement.
April 4, 2019 -- "Indeed, this outcome would not have been possible without the millions of Americans who mobilized throughout the past few years to join congressional champions in calling to finally end U.S. participation in war crimes and fueling the largest, man-made humanitarian crisis in the world." See full Win Without War statement.
March 13, 2019 -- “The Senate moved the country one step closer to ending our participation in fueling one of the largest humanitarian crises the world has ever known. The House now needs to act quickly so that Congress can speak with one voice in calling on Donald Trump to end this unauthorized war in Yemen for good.” See full Win Without War statement.
Feb 13, 2019 -- "Today, after years of organizing both inside and outside of Congress, the House of Representatives passed an unprecedented resolution directing the president to end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ military intervention in Yemen that has helped create the largest man-made humanitarian crisis in the world." See full Win Without War statement.
Scott Paul Humanitarian Policy Lead, Oxfam America
April 17, 2019 -- "Congress must act to keep up the pressure, and not let President Trump’s cynical, transactional and heartless brand of politics define America’s role in the world. Now Congress must act to end arms sales to all parties fighting in this brutal conflict." See full statement.
April 4, 2019 -- " The death toll is mounting and our country’s hands aren’t clean - just recently, we saw more civilians killed in Yemen as coalition airstrikes and intense fighting hit hospitals. This violence from all sides, and US support for any of it, must end now. The vote brings the issue to President Trump’s desk, where a veto would end any lingering question of where his priorities lie... Now Congress must act to end arms sales to all parties fighting in this brutal conflict" See full statement.
March 13, 2019 -- "This vote sends another strong message that US leaders are willing to take a stand for peace and political agreements that will save millions of lives in Yemen. We heard strong statements today in solidarity with the people of Yemen and calling out those who are disregarding their lives and futures in this human-made conflict. We hope the Trump administration listens and finally ends its role in Yemen’s devastating humanitarian crisis." See full statement.