President Biden announced that the US will end support for a Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen, citing humanitarian concerns and calling for diplomatic efforts to end the years-long conflict. Biden also noted that the US will continue to support Saudi Arabia’s defensive efforts against outside attacks.
More context: Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control over parts of Yemen in 2015 and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad, prompting a Saudi-led group to launch a campaign aimed at restoring Hadi’s government.
Extra: The announcement was made as part of a wide-reaching foreign policy address at the State Department yesterday, which covered other topics including Russia, China, Myanmar, and US refugee policy. Watch the address here.