Tuesday, March 28, 2017

White House Considering Deepening Its Role In Yemen's War By Directly Aiding Gulf Allies

US defence secretary James Mattis watches president Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting with Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval Office on March 24, 2017. Carlos Barria / Reuters

VOA: US Weighs Bigger Role in Yemen's War, Boosting Aid to Allies

WASHINGTON — The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen's conflict by more directly aiding its Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support.

The review of potential new U.S. assistance, which includes intelligence support, would come amid increasing evidence that Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to the Houthi movement, a Shi'ite ally.

Any elevation in U.S. support could be seen as a sign that President Donald Trump's administration has made confronting Iran and its allies an early priority.

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More News On Reports That The White House Is Considering Deepening Its Role In Yemen's War By Directly Aiding Gulf Allies

White House weighs deeper U.S. military involvement in Yemen war -- Chicago Tribune/Washington Post
U.S. Boosts Military Backing for Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen -- WSJ
US considers supporting Saudi-led coalition plan to capture Yemen port -- The National
White House ‘considering potential attack’ to liberate al-Hudaydah port -- Al Arabiya
Groups worry as Trump weighs wider role in Yemen fight -- The Hill
James Mattis urges Trump to be more aggressive in Yemen -- Salon
Trump is weighing a major escalation in Yemen's devastating war -- VOX
U.S. Considers More Involvement In Yemen’s Bloody War -- Vocativ

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