At least 15 civilians were killed in Saudi airstrikes in the port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, "The governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments."
Stephen Miles, director of Win Without War, said. "Secretary Pompeo and the Trump administration once again prove that they will lie through their teeth and completely ignore all factual evidence to do whatever they want."
Peace Action's Kevin Martin explained that statement, "The United States is the number one weapons dealer in the world, and Saudi Arabia is our biggest customer, having purchased over $100 billion in armaments since 2010," said Martin, adding that the bombs in several recent deadly attacks "were built by Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons manufacturer and the largest U.S. government contractor of any kind, with net sales of over $13 billion in just the second quarter of this year. It’s not hyperbole to state Lockheed makes a killing, in more ways than one."