US insists Saudis, UAE acting to reduce risks to Yemen civilians

US Secretary of States Mike Pompeo says he has “certified” that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are acting to reduce risks to civilians from their military operations in Yemen.

Pompeo says he delivered the certification on Tuesday to Congress, as required by US law to continue American refueling of Saudi and UAE warplanes in the conflict.

In a statement, Pompeo says both countries “are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments.”


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