Mattis in Riyadh

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Mattis in Riyadh

by Stephen Lendman

In Riyadh last week, Defense Secretary Mattis said "Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen, as the United States weighs increasing support" for Saudi Arabia's war, in its third year, backed by Washington, according to Reuters. 

"(T)he bottom line is we are on the right path," Mattis blustered. No Iranian destabilization exists anywhere. 

He suggested greater US involvement in escalating Yemen's conflict, instead of responsible efforts to end it – taking steps to address what the UN calls the world's severest humanitarian crisis.

Millions face famine conditions. Relentless Saudi terror-bombing continues, including against hospitals, schools, mosques, civilian neighborhoods and other nonmilitary sites.

The death, injury and displacement toll far exceeds official estimates, willfully undercounted to mi
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