Biden just ended support for Saudi Genocide in Yemen!

Today marks the beginning of a new era in our foreign policy - one that prioritizes human rights and diplomatic solutions



Washington, DC – February 4, 2021 – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip & Member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the below statement following the historic announcement that the Biden Administration will end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen:

“Today marks the beginning of a new era in our foreign policy – one that prioritizes human rights and diplomatic solutions. When I partnered with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to pass our landmark bipartisan War Powers Resolution through both chambers of Congress, President Trump still vetoed the legislation, continuing his unwavering preference for placating global dictators.

Now, with one of his central campaign promises, President Biden has answered the call from the American people, Congress, and the entire international human rights community to prioritize human life over military might.

President Biden’s appointment of Tim Lenderking as the Special Envoy for Yemen is likewise a critical step along the road to peace. A resolution to the war requires active U.S. diplomatic engagement from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, putting pressure on all parties to the negotiating table to solve this crisis.

In addition to ending U.S. military, logistics, and intelligence support for the Saudi coalition, the U.S. must cease involvement in the Saudi-led de-facto blockade of Yemen that has helped push millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation.

We should also swiftly and fully reverse the Trump administration’s reckless designation of the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization. It’s critical we ensure Yemeni civilians have access to the food, medicine, fuel, and other necessities on which they rely.”

Rep. Khanna began his campaign to end the war in his first term, a lonely voice for peace in a country that was not high among Congress’ priorities. Rep. Khanna introduced multiple NDAA and Defense Appropriation Amendments, one War Powers Resolution after another, demanding the country wake up to the reality of our disastrous policy.

Today’s announcement is a tremendous accomplishment for the people of Yemen and the many activists, leaders, and lawmakers in Washington and around the world who  joined Rep. Khanna in his efforts over the last four years

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.


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  1. Yemen is NOT “lranian Backed, merely aided by Iran. What they were and are
    Is “Wall Backed”…. Up against the wall! With the wealthy Saudis and U.S. Super Power against them using Colera and a food blockade in a genocidal assault on all their lives. Would they have any choice but to take any aid frI’m anyone…?????

  2. Ok – give credit where credit is due. Now is he going to do the same things for the Palestinians in Israel??

  3. I read another article that saID they still plan on going after Al Quada in Yemen. So is this going to be like Trump pulling the troops out of Syria a few years ago?

  4. Are you sure they are helping Yemen ?? …or maybe they are helping to saudis and this is the start of a plan to save them and saudis can go out form this mess in a least dishonorable way

  5. Hoorah for Biden! I am starting to like and trust him alot more now!!
    Lets hope he and Victoria Nulands replacement doesnt go FASCISTA with Ukraine again, murdering ethnic Russians in ethnic cleansing campaign in E Ukraine in order to politically “pressure” Russia (into doing what?)
    And lets hope he doesnt go “Hillary” in Syria (or Libya) again with “free fly zones” enforced by UN sanctioned shoot-downs and mass civilian-targeted bombings….Not to mention Biden supporting Iraq war, and drone campaign of Obama…..he has lots of bad warmonger history to make amends for!!
    This end of support to the fucking Saudis is really good start!!!
    Imagnine if Biden did another investigation into who was really behind 911 and truth spills out! We can only hope.

    • This is who he always was…then you have to ask yourself…”Where have I been for 47 years…?”

    • Gordon, look like you forget that such war start in March 2015 with Obama AND Biden in the White House….

  6. I watched this briefing. Jake Sullivan stated this new policy in no uncertain terms, referring to UAE and Saudi.

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