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Top U.S. Diplomat Backed Continuing Support for Saudi War in Yemen Over Objections of Staff

September 20, 2018 11:26 AM
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Mike Pompeo made decision after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America’s Gulf allies

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed continued U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen over the objections of staff members after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America’s Gulf allies, according to a classified memo and people fami...

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