Descent into chaos
Regionally, with or without the Houthis, Iran remains a powerful force. The Saudi bombing may have weakened the Houthis’ firepower, but they still control much of the territories they have captured, including Sana’a.
The cluster bombs the Saudis are accused of using in Yemen today were also bought from the US In 2013, Saudi Arabia bought 1,300 cluster bombs – a weapon which is banned by more than 100 countries as it causes “unacceptable harm to civilians” – from Textron for $641 million. The last thing Mr. Obama would want at a time when US exports are sagging and the economy is struggling would be to say no to arms buyers.
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