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Secretary of State Urges Senate Not To 'Abandon Yemen' Ahead of Vote

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are defending U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudi-led bombing against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. In remarks to U.S. senators, released ahead of a closed session Wednesday, Pompeo said, "The suffering in Yemen grieves me, but if the United States was not involved in Yemen, it would be a hell of a lot worse." The secretary of state also announced on...

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