Hassan El-Tayyab talks to Scott about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, where the U.S. continues to help Saudi Arabia wage an aggressive war against the Middle East’s poorest country. Scott reminds us that President Trump could end the war with a single phone call, but is too concerned with the arms contracts with the Saudi government to risk jeopardizing the relationship. Things are already desperate for the Yemeni people, who have a hard time getting food, medicine, and clean water. These problems have led to the world’s worst outbreaks of cholera, a disease that only needs basic sanitation and nutrition to treat. It would be an utter disaster if the coronavirus spreads there on top of the problems they face already.
Discussed on the show:
- “After 5 years of war in Yemen, American complicity must end” (The Hill)
- Stockholm Agreement
- “Senate Passes Sanders’ War Powers Resolution on Yemen” (Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont)
- “3/20/20 Scott Paul on Yemen’s Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis” (The Libertarian Institute)
Hassan El-Tayyab is a musician and peace activist based in Chicago. Find his work at justforeignpolicy.org.
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