US complicit in Saudi crimes in Yemen: Senator Sanders

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA - US Senator Bernie Sanders in reaction to a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a bus carrying Yemeni children in Saada province accused the United States of be complicit in this atrocity.

'By backing the Saudi coalition's war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in this atrocity, ' Sanders tweeted Friday.
'No one can seriously claim that out support for this war is actually making us safer,' the US senator said in his twitter account.

Sanders' tweet came at a time that the US administration has refrained from condemning the crimes being committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The Saudi aggressors in an heinous crime massacred 40 Yemeni children traveling in a bus in the Yemeni province of Saada Thursday.

spokesperson for the US States Department Heather Nauert in a press briefing on Thursday once again called Saudi Arabia as an important and strategic partner of the United States and said Riyadh had the right to defend itself.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly, indiscriminate airstrikes on civilians in an attempt to restore power to fugitive president, Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly Saudi aggression.

Despite frequent warnings of independent human rights groups about the catastrophic aspects of the Yemen war, many Western countries are continuing their logistical and weaponry assistance to the Saudi-led coalition.

In the past year alone, the United States signed military agreements worth tens of billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia and its ally the United Arab Emirates.
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