USA Halts Refueling Saudi Coalition Aircraft involved in Yemen War

  • The USA has said they’ve decided to halt refueling aircraft of the Saudi-coalition, who are engaged in Yemen operations. The US decision comes after a statement released by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington asking the United States to stop aerial refueling of its aircraft, engaged in Yemen. The statement said that Saudi Arabia is now equipped to handle the matter themselves. When asked, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Saudi Arabia consulted them before issuing the statement and the US supported the decision. The decision comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is facing international outrage due to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Democrats have become the majority in the US House of Representatives. Yemen war has killed over 10,000 people, displaced over 2 million people, and led to widespread famine in Yemen.